The Telangana BJP today celebrated "Telangana Liberation Day" across the State with its leaders hoisting the national flag.
They also took out "Tiranga rallies", and demanded again that the day be celebrated officially.
Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Prahlad Joshi unfurled the national flag at the BJP State headquarters at Nampally. Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, former Governor of Maharashtra Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Telangana BJP chief K Laxman and other leaders attended the program.
Speaking on the occasion, Laxman alleged that the TRS government was not celebrating the day officially under pressure from its ally the MIM. He also claimed that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao had promised to celebrate the day officially during the Telangana movement, but went back on his word after coming to power.
Reddy said that the TRS government was scared of the MIM and demanded that the history of Telangana's liberation be included in textbooks so that the future generations knew about the sacrifices made by their forefathers.
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