Hyderabad: Adilabad MP Soyam Bapu Rao, Bharatiya Janata Party state senior leader Gudur Narayana Reddy, state vice president NVSS Prabhakar have appealed to the people to attend in big numbers to the public meeting of Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Nirmal on September 17 and make it a roaring success.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah would visit Nirmal on September 17 to address a public meeting on September 17 on the occasion of Telangana Liberation Day and also to stress on the demand to celebrate Liberation Day officially. The public meeting would be held at Veyyi Urila Marri near Nirmal where 1000 Telangana Liberation fighters have been hanged by Razakars during the fight against the erstwhile Nizam Government.
As part of their efforts to gather people for the public meeting in big numbers Bapu Rao, Narayana Reddy and Prabhakar have toured Vastapur village and nearby hamlets of Nirmal district where gonds and adivasis live in big numbers.
They wanted the people to attend big numbers to support the demand for official celebration of Telangana Liberation Day. The people have responded positively and promised their support.
Speaking on the occasion they stated that September 17, 1948 was a day to be written in golden letters in the history of Telangana as the erstwhile Hyderabad State has been merged with Union of India.
The BJP leaders said that even though India has achieved Independence on August 15, 1947, Telangana did not get independence as Nizam, the king of Hyderabad State refused to join Union of India. However, he surrendered on September 17, 1948 after the Police Action of Government of India.
They said that though September 17 was a historic day for Telangana, the state government has been refusing to celebrate the victory on Nizam officially.
Though the TRS has announced during the second round of Telangana movement that it would celebrate September 17 officially as Telangana Liberation Day, after the formation of Telangana State, so far no action has been taken.
They said that Bharatiya Janata Party has been demanding the government to celebrate Telangana Liberation Day officially since long. They said Union Home Minister Amit Shah would stress on the demand in the public meeting.
They have also demanded the government to name Nirmal district as Ramji Gond Nirmal district. They said he has fought against the British and Nizam rulers against imposing tax on Chettu, Putta and Gutta (tree, anthill and hill)....