`Hyderabad Liberation Day` celebrated

The ruling Congress as also the opposition parties like TDP, BJP, TRS and the Left today celebrated `Hyderabad Liberation Day`.

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 23:02 PM IST

Hyderabad: The ruling Congress as also the
opposition parties like TDP, BJP, TRS and the Left on Saturday
celebrated `Hyderabad Liberation Day`, the day on which the erstwhile Hyderabad state was merged with Indian Union.

State Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana, TDP
president N Chandrababu Naidu, TRS leader N Narasimha Reddy
and other leaders unfurled the tricolor at their respective
party offices here on the occasion.

The leaders hailed the sacrifices of freedom fighters who
fought for liberation of Hyderabad from the Nizam.

With pro-Telangana agitation gaining momentum again, the
activists of ABVP and other Telangana supporters tried to
unfurl the tricolor at government offices in the region even
as police tried to prevent them.

BJP and other parties have been demanding that the Andhra
Pradesh government observe the event officially but it has not
accepted the demand.

It was on this day in 1948 that that the erstwhile
Hyderabad state was merged with the Indian Union.

PTI