AP has not celebrated Telangana Liberation Day: CM

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Hyderabad, Sep 6 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the State Government had neither celebrated ''Telangana Liberation Day'' nor declared it a holiday right from the formation of the state.

Replying to a notice under Rule 304 given by BJP Floor Leader G Kishan Reddy in the Legislative Assembly regarding the 'declaration' of September 17 as Telangana Liberation Day, the Chief Minister, however said information had been ascertained from Karnataka and Maharashtra on the celebration of the day.

The Karnataka Government had reported that Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur and Koppal districts in that state had been celebrating the Hyderabad-Karnataka Liberation Day annually and the State Government had earmarked Rs two lakh every year towards the celebration, he said.

The Maharashtra Government had passed a resolution dated May four, 2001, to observe September 17 as 'Marathwada Mukti Sangam Din' and the expenditure was being met from the district administration funds, he added.


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