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Former IAS PV Ramesh pays price for supporting Chandrababu Naidu, MEIL sacks him from advisor post

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A day after former IAS PV Ramesh questioned the arrest of former minister Chandrababu Naidu in the Skill development corporation scam, the Hyderabad-based Infrastructure giant Megha and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has sacked Ramesh, who was acting as an adviser in the company.

The MEIL is said to have taken a serious note of PV Ramesh's comments and the advisor was asked not to report for duty from Tuesday. Later Ramesh sent the company the letter due to personal reasons.

PV Ramesh is a retired and Principal Secretary of the Finance Department of Andhra Pradesh during Chandrababu Naidu's regime. He created a flutter on Monday by blaming the Andhra Pradesh CID for arresting N Chandrababu Naidu.

Ramesh said that Naidu's role was confined to only taking policy decisions, while it was the then managing director (Premchandra Reddy) and secretary (Ajeya Kallam) in the case, questioning their absence from the proceedings.

The officials rather than leaders should be accountable for mistakes, he said.Premachandra Reddy is a 1991 batch retired IAS officer while Ajeya Kallam is a 1983 batch IAS officer serving as principal advisor to CM Jagan Reddy after retirement.Ramesh also expressed surprise over government's projection that the Naidu has been arrested on the basis of his ( Ramesh's) statement and he has become approver

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