Hyderabad: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded the TRS-led Telangana government to officially celebrate Telangana Liberation Day on September 17 in a grand manner across the state. In a letter addressed to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, State BJP Chief and MP, Bandi Sanjay Kumar asked him to allocate land for a martyrs memorial and take up construction with financial assistance from the Centre. The memorial should be completed by 2022 on a war-footing basis, he said on several occasions, the party had demanded the TRS government to officially celebrate Telangana Liberation day on September 17.
DK Aruna, the National Vice-President of BJP on Thursday demanded that September 17 be officially celebrated as Telangana Liberation Day. This date is extremely important for Telangana. While the rest of India got its independence on August 15, 1947, Telangana got its liberation on September 17, 1948. The Chief Minister KCR used this date to ignite the emotions of people during the Telangana movement. He talked about celebrating the Liberation Day of Telangana officially, but now, he does not even talk about it," the National Vice-President of BJP said.
She said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah was going to be in Nirmal for a meeting on September 17 and anyone willing to celebrate the Liberation Day of Telangana could participate in the meeting.