K Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) party observed the Hyderabad Liberation Day on Tuesday at its party headquarters. The occasion was marked to celebrate the merger of Hyderabad with Indian union on 17 September 1948. The day is marked to celebrate the liberation of Hyderabad from the tyrannical rule of Nizam.
Sept 17th: The day Hyderabad was merged with Indian Union – Remembering the countless sacrfices & saluting the martyrs. Jai Telangana, Jai Hind🙏
హైదరాబాద్ సంస్థానం భారత యూనియన్ లో విలీనం అయిన నేడు. ఆనాటి పోరాటంలో అసమాన త్యాగాలు చేసిన వీరులను స్మరించుకుందాం. జై తెలంగాణ, జై హింద్ pic.twitter.com/femoEACtkt
— KTR (@KTRTRS) September 17, 2019
The involvement of the TRS party was seen as a new development as it had avoided associating with the celebration of the merger in any kind. Over the years, the party had consciously stayed away from such events.
On the eve, Union Home Minister Amit Shah also greeted the people of Hyderabad. The leader posted a tweeted message through his official account to express his wishes.
Wishing people of Telangana, Marathwada & Hyderabad-Karnataka on Hyderabad Liberation Day.
This was a momentous day when people decided to uproot the inhuman rule of the Nizam and merged with the Indian Union.
I bow to the martyrs who fought against the atrocities of Razakars.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 17, 2019
The BJP unit of Telangana has urged the Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to direct the government to celebrate the day. Saffron party has also alleged that the TRS party initially supported the demand to celebrate the merger of Hyderabad back in the days of Telangana formation. However, after coming to power, the TRS government stepped back from its commitment owing to the objection from its friendly parties.
To mark the occasion in a grand manner, TRS working president and state minister KT Rama Rao unfolded the national flag at TRS Bhavan. Other ministers from the state such as Ministers Srinivas Goud, Malla Reddy, MLCs Narsimha Reddy, and P Rajeshwar Reddy were also present in the celebration.