Some people are misguiding the people about history and trying to get political benefits out of it. Some others are trying to project it has Hindu-Muslim fight, said Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief
NEW DELHI –– Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and Lok Sabha member A. Revanth Reddy hiting out at the BJP for its celebrating Telangana Liberation wondered why the BJP had not organised liberation celebrations there in Junagadh of Gujarat, home State of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He alleged that the BJP at the Centre has been trying to create a rift between Hindus and Muslims in Telangana and thereby benefit politically. He also alleged that BJP, by creating the rift between the two communities, trying to divert investment from Telangana to Gujarat.
“This freedom in Telangana is the result of heroic struggle of many activists. Congress means Telangana and Telangana means Congress. Some people are misguiding the people about history and trying to get political benefits out of it. Some others are trying to project it has Hindu-Muslim fight. With the direction of the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel worked for the integration of Telangana,” said Mr. Revanth Reddy while addressing a gathering and later addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan in Hyderabad on Saturday after the commemoration of Integration Day.
He said that BJP did not even exist at the time of Telangana integration with India and said that the nation got independence because of the Congress party, reports The Hindu.
The Congress leader also attacked TRS as to why the TRS was silent for the past eight years in celebrating Telangana Integration Day. He said this only a political gimmick one year before Assembly elections.
The TPCC president chided Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao as he directed to organise the Integration Day only for this time not every year from now.
Why not a resolution in Assembly to observe the day every year if his intentions are clear?” asked Reddy.
He also annoinced that after coming to power in Assembly elections next year, Congress will convert the song written by Ande Sri as the State Anthem and new form of Telangana Talli will be unveiled across the State.