Chandrashekhar rao hoisted national flag at Public Gardens on the occasion of Telangana National Integration Day, marking the accession of the erstwhile Hyderabad State into the Indian Union on September 17, 1948.
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao called upon people of Telangana to thwart the attempts of communal forces to create unrest in Telangana. He appealed to them to be aware of the conspiracies to divide the society and spread hatred among the people for the political benefits.
“After a long struggle, Telangana State was realised and it has emerged as a frontrunner in many sectors. But the destructive forces are back to create unrest and are distorting even the occasion of September 17 which stands as a symbol of national integrity, to fulfill their selfish political objectives. These opportunists who have nothing to do with the Telangana’s history and development, are trying to distort and pollute the bright history of Telangana with petty politics,” he said.
Chandrashekhar Rao unfurled national flag at Public Gardens on the occasion of ‘Telangana National Integration Day’ on Saturday, marking the accession of the erstwhile Hyderabad State into the Indian union on September 17, 1948. He received the general salute from the police personnel. Earlier, he paid floral tributes to people who laid their lives for Telangana State, at Telangana Martyrs’ Memorial in Gun Park.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister observed that the religious fanaticism was on the upsurge in the country and warned that it will destroy the very life of the nation resulting in deterioration of human relationships. “They plant thorns in societal relations for their narrow interests. They are spreading hatred among people with their venomous comments. This kind of division between people is in no way justified,” he said.
Referring to the Centre’s decision to celebrate September 17 as ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’, Rao lashed out at the disruptive forces with distorting the occasion of September 17, which stands as a symbol of national integrity, to fulfill their narrow and selfish political interests. “The insidious efforts of these evil and corrupt forces, which are trying to sever the fabric of the nation, must be thwarted. I warn you once again that there is a danger that the society will be thrown into turmoil even if it is forgotten in a blink of an eye,” he opined.
Listing the achievements of Telangana after its formation in 2014, the Chief Minister said in the industrial sector, investments to the tune of Rs 2,32,111 crore have come in the past eight years creating 16.50 lakh jobs. He said Telangana was making unparalleled progress in the IT sector with Rs 1.84 lakh crore worth of exports in 2021 against Rs over 57,000 crore in 2014.
Speaking on the occasion, Chandrashekhar Rao extended greetings to people of Telangana who are celebrating the diamond jubilee year of Telangana National Integration Day, marking the transition of Telangana from monarchy to democracy. He recalled the conditions prevailing in India at the time of independence and role of numerous freedom fighters in integration of the erstwhile Hyderabad State into the union of India.
“Hyderabad was very much developed before independence. In the name of reorganisation of States, it was forcibly merged with Andhra Pradesh. Due to that mistake, we lost 58 precious years. Let us not repeat the same mistake this time,” he said.