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Sacking AIIMS Director Venugopal unfair: TDP

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Vijayawada, July 6 (UNI) The Opposition Telugu Desam Party(TDP) today flayed the dismissal of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director P Venugopal as a ''horrible act''.

Talking to newspersons here, TDP leader in the Lok Sabha and Polit Bureau member Yerran Naidu said the issue would be discussed in the party fora and the TDP would oppose the Centre's move.

Mr Naidu said the meeting convened by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Chief Ministers of the Congress-ruled States in New Delhi yesterday would not bring any positive results on the price escalation.

Ms Gandhi should have convened a meeting with all the Chief Ministers in the country for tackling the price rise, he said.

He said the TDP would focus on the price rise issue in the coming monsoon session of Parliament to put the UPA government on the dock.

On Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's reported remark that the TDP has not secured 'pass marks' in the just concluded Local Body election where the latter only romped home in Adilabad, Anantapur and Ranga Reddy Zilla Parishads, Mr Naidu said the people would teach a lesson to the Congress.

He said the party's impressive show in the LB election after successive setbacks in the assembly and municipal elections in the past two years was a clear sign that the party would come to power in the next assembly elections.

He said he did not forsee any internal troubles in the TDP though the party had lost in Chittoor after winning in Ranga Reddy district.

He had no differences with the senior leader Devender Goud or the 'second rung leaders' in the party, he added.

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