Telangana, the 29 state of India, has celebrated its second formation day in a spectacular way. A 291-ft high national flag was hoisted on the banks of Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao. Earlier he paid tributes to the Telangana martyrs at Gun Park near Assembly.
A guard of honour followed by a march past by the security personnel was held at Parade Grounds. Speaking on the occasion Mr Rao said many things were learnt in the past two years and a sincere effort is being made to provide equitable justice and good governance.
Coming down heavily on the erstwhile rulers of United Andhra Pradesh, he said- “People in Telangana region were treated as secondary citizens. There were occasions when rulers threatened not to give a single rupee for the development of the region. This kind of arrogance along with injustice in water allocations, developmental packages etc. People of Telangana have revolted against this long years of injustice and fought for self-rule with the spirit of India’s Movement for Independence”
Accusing Andhra Pradesh of non-cooperation on river water sharing front, Mr Rao declared that Telangana would utilize each and every drop of its share in the allocations of Godavari and Krishna rivers. We will not allow AP to play games with our lives anymore, he made it clear.