TPCC Senior Vice President G Niranjan today said that it was unfortunate that it had been decided that the official Republic Day celebrations would be held in Raj Bhavan itself.
He said that Republic Day was a national festival, and so the decision was nothing but humiliating the people.
It was against the spirit of the freedom movement, he added.
"Independence Day and Republic Day are national festivals. Thousands of people participate in these celebrations. The festivals are celebrated with dignity, modesty and gaiety. It has been a tradition since Independence to celebrate Republic Day at the Red Fort in Delhi and at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad. In the past, several impressive tableau vehicles of different government departments used to be part of the Republic Day parade at Parade grounds.
"However, after KCR became the Chief Minister, he gradually reduced the importance of these national festivals, and the venues of the festivals were shifted from Parade Grounds to Golconda and Public Gardens. It is unfortunate that the State government has now further decided to restrict the celebration of the Republic Day to Raj Bhavan. The differences between the BJP and the BRS have turned into differences between the Governor and the Chief Minister. It is unfortunate that they are not even looking at each other. It affects the celebrations of the national festivals like Independence Day and Republic Day. Those who are in constitutional positions should behave soberly to guide the people. Political and personal differences between the persons and political parties should not mar the celebrations. If people's faith in the constitutional systems erodes, it will lead to anarchy," Niranjan said.
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