- ‘No need to change the name of any institution’
- “Nobody has the status of YSR. When he passed away, 700 people died of shock.”
- A bill was passed on 21 September
Andhra Pradesh News: YSR Telangana Party leader Y.S. Sharmila met her brother and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s NTR University of Health Sciences is named after his late father Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR) has termed the decision to change the name as wrong. They feel that this move is an insult to crores of fans of late TDP founder and former Chief Minister NT Rama Rao.
‘No need to change the name of any institution’
Sharmila said that her father was a great and popular leader. He did not need to rename an institution which was already named after some other leader. He said, “Today the name of this institution has been changed to YSR. Tomorrow, another government may change the name. Wouldn’t this be an insult to YSR?” Sharmila, who is currently on a padyatra in Vikarabad district, feels that YSR does not need anyone’s fame. “Nobody has the status of YSR. When he died, 700 people died of shock,” he said.
A bill was passed on 21 September
Significantly, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on September 21 passed a bill to rename NTR University of Health Sciences as YSR University of Health Sciences. Ignoring the objections and protests of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government went ahead with the law. The NTR University of Health Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2022, passed unanimously in the absence of TDP members, was earlier suspended from the House by Speaker Tammineni Sitaram for stalling proceedings in protest against the state government’s move. was.
CM defended the move of the government
Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy defended the government’s move to rename the university. He said that YSR was not only a doctor and statesman but also a great humanist who understood the poor and provided them best health facilities free of cost. Established in 1986, the University of Health was renamed in 1998 as N.T. Rama Rao, better known as NTR. With the passage of the bill, the name of the university was changed to Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has been retained.