As long as Anam Ramnarayan Reddy was in the party, he was ignored. When the word spread that he is leaving the party, the Telugu Desam government severed the ties with Anam family. There is nobody in Nellore who doesn’t know Anam Ramnarayan Reddy. He was till recently in TDP. He was party incharge in Atmakur constituency. However, following differences with ministers Somireddy and Narayana, Anam got ready to join YSRCP.
In this context, the issue relating to VR educational institutions, which have long links with Anam family, came to the fore. The government issued an order dissolving VR educational institutions committee. It was decided to make joint collector the special officer of these educational institutions. With this Anam family’s decades old relations with VR educational institutions were severed. As long as Anam Ramnarayan Reddy was in the party, the government never bothered about the implementation of the court order but on learning that he is changing loyalties, the government swung into action. This has become a hot topic of debate in Nellore.
For last 80 years VR education institutions in Nellore were in the hands of Anam family. They were serving as correspondents. Anam Vivekananda Reddy, who died recently, used to look after VR educational institutions. However, a public interest litigation was filed against these educational institutions where many eminent personalities studied. The case was transferred from the high court to the Supreme Court. The apex court declared null and void the VR educational institutions governing council and directed that a special officer be appointed before July this year. It suggested that former students be registered as voters and a new governing council be elected. It also said that initially seven members should be elected and two of them be elected as president and secretary.
However, the government did not implement the Supreme Court order because Anam Ramnarayan Reddy was in TDP. TDP was not sure whether he will leave the party or remain in the party. TDP never interfered in the affairs of VR educational institutions. Soon after learning that Anam is leaving the party, the government appointed Nellore joint collector as the special officer for VR educational institutions. Overall Anam issue makes it clear that if the court order has to be implemented it is important if the person concerned is ours or not.