Amit Shah credits Patel for liberating Hyderabad from cruel Nizami rule'text_fields
New Delhi: The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has credited Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for liberating Hyderabad from the 'cruel Nizami rule' on the liberation day celebration held by the Centre.
He said it has taken 75 years to celebrate the liberation day after the independence because of the party that ruled the state could not celebrate Hyderabad Liberation Day due to vote bank politics.
He greeted the people of Telangana, Hyderabad-Karnataka, and Marathwada on 'Hyderabad Liberation Day' and praised them for their courageous fight against the "atrocities" of the 'Razakars' to merge the region into the Union of India.
Both the Centre and TRS-ruled Telangana state government are celebrating the day under different titles. While the Centre is terming the day the Liberation of Hyderabad, the TRS government is celebrating it as 'Telangana National Integration Day.
The Home Minister further stated that the fear of Razakars seemed to be still haunting some people that why they are celebrating the occasion under another title.
He urged the people of Telangana Hyderabad-Karnataka, and Marathwada to remove the fear of Razakars that they are no longer in a place to take decisions for the country.
Razakars were the private soldiers under the Nizams in Hyderabad.
Shah expressed gratitude to PM Modi for marking the historic day as liberation day. "I would like to thank PM Narendra Modi, who dedicated this day as 'Hyderabad Mukti Din'.
People here now are celebrating it every year, but many still live in fear - I urge all to come out and celebrate in large numbers," he said in Secunderabad while addressing a crowd gathered to mark the day of the erstwhile Hyderabad state's accession to the Indian Union.
"I would like to remember and thank all those who fought in the freedom movement. All the andolans (agitations) that took place during the struggle," he added.