BJP seeks Governor's intervention on Telangana Liberation Day
A BJP delegation led by State president K Laxman submitted a representation to Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan to advise the State government to observe 17th September as Telangana Liberation Day on the lines of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Hyderabad: A BJP delegation led by State president K Laxman submitted a representation to Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan to advise the State government to observe 17th September as Telangana Liberation Day on the lines of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The delegation which called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan here on Saturday asked the Governor to instruct the government to initiate the process for construction of a Memorial in homage to the valour and sacrifice of the martyrs who fought the draconian rule of the Nizam, and the atrocities of his masquerading Razakars, duly documenting the history of liberation, at a prominent place in Hyderabad.
Briefing on the issues the BJP delegation told the governor that though the country got independence on 15 August 1947, the Telangana region, which was part of Hyderabad Samsthan, got liberated on 17 September 1948.
This was after a sustained and relentless fight of the people of the Samstan for over 13 months as a consequence of the bold decision of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhai Patel who took a bold decision to launch Police Action.
They said that state BJP has been fighting for the past more than 20 years pressing for the official celebration of the Telangana Liberation Day on 17 September, it said.
To prevail upon the TRS government for the official celebration of Telangana Liberation Day, Laxman had undertaken Telangana Vimochana Yatra from 1st September to 7th September in the year 2017, which received overwhelming response all along the route of the yatra, but the State government has not taken any decision in this direction for different reasons.
Earlier also, agitations were taken up by several of the party leaders from time to time including Ch. Vidyasagar Rao, former Governor of Maharashtra, when he was the State President of the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh.