Karimnagar: The leaders of Opposition parties observed Telangana Liberation Day on a grand note here on Friday, and used the occasion to attack the TRS government and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao.
K. Padmakar Reddy, district Congress working president, said that during the statehood agitation, Chandrasekhar Rao had on several occasions questioned the then Congress government for not celebrating September 17 officially as Liberation Day.
“He provoked the people saying that after formation of separate Telangana, the TRS would observe the day as Liberation Day on a grand note,” the Congress leader said, speaking after hoisting the National Flag at the party office.
Even after seven years, the TRS government had not fulfilled its promise, he said.
Telangana was formed because of Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, he said. The party would government in future and celebrate Liberation Day officially, he said.
Congress leaders V. Raja Mallaiah, M. Mohan, J. Chakravarthi, R. Raji Reddy, B. Victor, K. Pochaiah, Anjaneyulu, S. Raji Reddy, N. Gopal Reddy and N. Srinivas Reddy were present.
At Jammikunta, BJP leader Etala Rajendar, former zilla parishad chairperson Tula Uma and other leaders celebrated Telangana Liberation Day by hoisting the National Flag before going to attend the public meeting of Union minister Amit Shah.
Paying tribute to the martyrs of Telangana, Etala Rajendar said that it was the need of hour to get the state “liberated from the clutches of KCR.” He said he had taken the first step towards this.
K. Srujan Kumar, CPI district joint secretary, and other leaders celebrated the day by unfurling the Tricolour at the party office here.
Speaking at the event, Srujan Kumar alleged that the Centre and state governments were incapable of celebrating Liberation Day.
He said wrong information was being fed about great warriors who participated in the Armed Struggle and there was an attempt to rewrite history with their own definitions. The state and central government must realize at least now and include the history of the Telangana Armed Struggle in school textbooks, he demanded.