Telangana Govt to Celebrate Sept 17 as Hyderabad Liberation Day: Kishan Reddy

Vastavam web: Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy on Sunday demanded that the Telangana government officially celebrate September 17 as Hyderabad “Liberation Day”, a long standing demand of the state BJP.

The day marks the merger of the erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Indian Union in 1948. The state BJP has been celebrating Hyderabad Liberation Day on September 17 every year and unfurling the national flag across the state.

“In Telangana, the BJP has been demanding that the Liberation Day be officially celebrated on September 17. …but the previous governments (in united Andhra Pradesh) and now the TRS government, out of fear of AIMIM, did not have officially celebrating Hyderabad Liberation Day,” he alleged.

Reddy said Liberation Day would be celebrated in every village of the state” once the BJP government comes to power in Telangana.” He said BJP chief and Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to attend a public meeting that day over this issue.

The erstwhile Hyderabad state of Nizam merged with the Indian Union on September 17, 1948 and BJP has for long been demanding that the day be officially celebrated as Liberation Day. The BJP has often alleged that the Chandrasekhar Rao government was not accepting the demand due to “vote bank politics” and under the influence of AIMIM, a friendly party of TRS.