Hyderabad: Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the TRS government should officially celebrate the Liberation Day on September 17 to mark the merger of Hyderabad state into the India Union.
Speaking at Tiranga Yatra as a part of ‘Azadi 70 Saal, Yaad Karo Qurbani’, the Union Minister noted that even though people all over India celebrated freedom from British rule on August 15 in 1947, those living in the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad had to wait until September 17, 1948.
Naidu said the region was finally liberated from the Nizam’s rule and integrated with the rest of India in 1948, thanks to the steely and firm resolve of then Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
He urged the Telangana government to officially celebrate Hyderabad Liberation Day and urged the TRS government not to succumb to the vote bank politics to appease some political parties.
Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and other BJP leaders were present. (INN)