Ahead of Hyderabad Liberation Day, BJP seeks memorial

Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, September 13 

There has been a rising demand to arrange a Liberation Day memorial in Hyderabad to recollect the merger of Hyderabad State into India in 1948. The demand was reiterated by the Union Minister G Kishan Reddy, who can also be a BJP MP from Secundrabad by asking the Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) to make the memorial a actuality. 

As the Liberation Day falls this week, Reddy has written a letter to KCR and launched to the media the place the Union Minister has requested the chief minister to allot land to construct a memorial to commemorate the Telangana liberation battle. He has written that current and future generations ought to know in regards to the battle and take inspiration.  

It could also be talked about that the concept of observing and celebrating the Liberation Day doesn’t go nicely with the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Party, which is a pleasant social gathering for the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). The TRS has been evading responding to this demand up to now. 

The Union Minister has stated individuals of Telangana want to see a particular memorial centre, highlighting the historical past of the state’s freedom fighter. Reddy has stated he has mentioned the matter with the Union Tourism Minister, who agreed to supply funds for the memorial.  

The Liberation Day is a low-key affair in Hyderabad and is noticed on September 17 by some political events just like the BJP. The Union Minister has additionally stated the Centre was prepared to ascertain a grand memorial centre, which might be an inspiration for future generations, if the land is allotted in Hyderabad. 

This shouldn’t be for the primary time that the demand for highlighting the Liberation Day has arisen. In 2016 to the TRS had rejected Vice President (then Union Minister) M Venkaiah Naidu’s suggestion to formally have fun ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’ on September 17. The TRS termed the transfer as an try at “divisive politics”.  

The TRS stand on the problem has remained that “Telangana people do not believe in the Liberation Day. We believe in a day where Telangana state came into being”. 

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