In Hyderabad, Amit Shah, KCR Lead Separate Celebrations For Identical Occasion
Hyderabad in the present day 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 Dwelling Minister Amit Shah is celebrating the identical historic occasion however underneath a barely completely different title: ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’.
A day that marks the mixing 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.
Situations of the Centre and state not seeing eye-to-eye have turn into extra frequent in latest months, nonetheless, in the present day’s occasions are vital. 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 Dwelling Minister Amit Shah additionally unfurl the nationwide flag marking ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’.
KCR, who declined an invitation to Amit Shah’s occasion in the present day, requested why the BJP was not celebrating the mixing of Gujarat’s Junagadh to India on November 9 and solely “needs to concentrate on Hyderabad”.
BJP’s makes an attempt at outdoing KCR are obvious as they one-up the TRS’s three-day pageant with a year-long celebration of Hyderabad’s integration, which has been tagged alongside the central authorities’s ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.