In Hyderabad, Amit Shah, KCR Lead Separate Celebrations For Identical Occasion

KCR declined an invitation to Amit Shah’s occasion at present. (File)

New Delhi:

Hyderabad at present celebrates, relying one’s political persuasion, the state’s ‘integration’ to the Indian Union or ‘liberation’ from the rule of the Nizam. Whereas Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao or KCR celebrates ‘Telangana Nationwide Integration Day’, a couple of kilometers away Union Residence Minister Amit Shah is celebrating the identical historic occasion however underneath a barely completely different identify: ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’.

A day that marks the combination of Hyderabad state to the Indian Union in 1948 bears witness to what a combative KCR calls the BJP’s “divisive agenda”. The BJP’s political ambitions aren’t misplaced on anybody: with a weakened Congress unable to problem the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the BJP sees a glimmering alternative in Telangana.

Cases of the Centre and state not seeing eye-to-eye have develop into extra widespread in latest months, nevertheless, at present’s occasions are important. Whereas Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao raised the nationwide flag in Public Gardens, Nampally celebrating ‘Telangana Nationwide Integration Day’, 7 km away from him at Secunderabad, Union Residence Minister Amit Shah additionally unfurl the nationwide flag marking ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’.

KCR, who declined an invitation to Amit Shah’s occasion at present, requested why the BJP was not celebrating the combination of Gujarat’s Junagadh to India on November 9 and solely “needs to give attention to Hyderabad”.

BJP’s makes an attempt at outdoing KCR are obvious as they one-up the TRS’s three-day competition with a year-long celebration of Hyderabad’s integration, which has been tagged alongside the central authorities’s ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

This aggressive aggressive politics being performed out at present as the 2 leaders deal with separate public rallies and perform impartial celebrations.

KCR’s three-day celebration of Telangana Nationwide Integration Day, which started yesterday with rallies being taken out by college students, ladies and youth teams in constituency headquarters, has included him unfurling the nationwide flag on the Central Lawns in Nampally’s Public Gardens at present. Concurrently, ministers additionally unfurled the nationwide flag and took salute in any respect district headquarters.

There will even be a rally taken out displaying Girijan and Adivasi artifacts which can culminate in a public assembly. Tomorrow, cultural programmes can be organised, and freedom fighters and artists can be facilitated.

However, Amit Shah’s day-long go to for ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day contains floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the primary Residence Minister of India who had unfurled the nationwide flag after Hyderabad acceded to India.

Amit Shah was joined by the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Each states embrace elements that ceded from the previous Hyderabad state. One other essential side that the 2 states share is that they’re ruled by the BJP.

A cultural programme follows Mr Shah’s unfurling of the nationwide flag at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad. Moreover, at 2 pm, Mr Shah will distribute “free divyang aids, home equipment … and mechanised sanitation tools to varsities” at Basic Gardens, Secunderabad to mark Narendra Modi’s birthday.

This isn’t the primary time that the BJP has weaponised Hyderabad Liberation Day in opposition to the TRS. They’ve for years accused KCR’s occasion of not celebrating the day, alleging that it was partaking in “vote-bank politics”.

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