Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also participate in the Hyderabad Liberation Day celebrations scheduled to be held in the Parade Ground.
Union Minister and Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy on Tuesday said that ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’ is an unforgettable day for the people of Telangana and that all the people of the state should partake in its celebrations.
Addressing the media at the T-BJP State party office in Nampally Reddy said, “Hyderabad Liberation Day on September 17 is a very important and unforgettable day for the people of Telangana. Irrespective of political parties, all people should participate in the Hyderabad Liberation Day celebrations.”
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The BJP president further stated, “The Liberation Day is not a BJP function. This is a Government function.”
Last year, leaders from Maharashtra and Karnataka also participated but Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao did not participate as he did not get permission from All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), he added.
The celebrations will take place at the Rastrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad this time where the President will participate virtually, said Reddy.
Earlier this week, amid the Congress demanding the Hyderabad Parade Ground to hold a public rally in the state on Telangana Liberation Day, Nizamabad MP and BJP leader Dharampuri Arvind said that the venue for the official event, Parade Ground, will not be shared with any political party since it is a Central government program.
“It is an official program. It is a defence property. The Central government is doing this. Why would we give it to any random party?” the Nizamabad MP said while speaking to ANI.
Slamming the Congress, the BJP leader said, “It is Formation Day. You people have been here in government for ages. What have you done since? Why didn’t you celebrate when you were in power? You answer that first.
Why should the Parade Ground be given to some random political party for its political event?”
“…It is kind of an independence day for Telangana. So is that important or random politics of Congress important?” he added.
Earlier, Telangana BJP spokesperson NV Subhash also slammed the Congress for asking for the Parade Ground to hold a public rally.
Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day, officially known as Kalyana-Karnataka Liberation Day is an annual festival celebrated on 17 September.
The festival celebrates the annexation of Hyderabad by India in 1948 following the Partition of India and rebellions in Hyderabad State.