Hyderabad, Aug.15 (NSS): The Telangana Congress leaders attempt to hoist the National Flag at Telangana Martyrs Statue at Gun Park on the occasion of Independence Day were foiled. The Police successfully disrupted the flag hoisting programme by not allowing digging the flag stick.

            The Telangana Congress leaders have decided on August 14 to hoist the national flag and Telangana Congress flag at Gun Park paying tributes to the Telangana Martyrs. But the police have different plans. The police department has deployed security personal in large numbers since Sunday night itself to obstruct the Telangana Congress leaders’ flag hoisting programme. The police obstructed the organizers to dig the flag stick and taken it away from the organizers. The Telangana Congress Steering Committee media coordinator Mr Ganta Sathyanarayana Reddy tried three times to dig the flag stick at Telangana Martyrs Statue.

The leaders including the MPs Dr K Keshava Rao, Dr Manda Jagannadam, Dr Vivek and former Minister Mr Jupally Krishna Rao, MLCs Mr KR Amos, Mr K Yadava Reddy, Mr Indrasen Reddy and senior leaders Mr P Narsa Reddy, Mr Palvai Goverdhan Reddy, PCC general secretaries Mr Niranjan and Rapolu Ananda Bhasker and many other leaders attended the programme.

Due to the police disruption, Dr Keshava Rao hoisted three feet national flag and three feet Telangana Congress flag amidst Telangana slogans. Later they paid floral tributes to the Telangana Martyrs. (NSS)



Hyderabad, Aug.15 (NSS): Describing the police who obstructed the national flag hoisting programme at Telangana Martyrs Statue at Gun Park here on Monday as criminals, the Telangana Congress Steering Committee (TCSC) demanded the State government to initiate action against them. It condemned the obstruction of flag hosting programme and asked the government to think over it.

Speaking to the media at Gun Park, the TCSC Chairman Dr K Keshava Rao has said that the obstruction of national flag hoisting would become a criminal offence. He expressed doubts that the government might have its hand in obstruction of the national flag hoisting. He described the Telangana Congress flag as a soul of Telangana agitators demanding for separate State. He said they tried to hoist the flag in a respective mode but due to the police act it became very difficult. Referring to the Court judgment in favor of BJP leader Ms Sushma Swaraj for obstructing her from hoisting the national flag in Jammu Kashmir some time ago, Dr Keshava Rao said that the same has happened in Hyderabad too.

Alleging that the government was talking in a manner lowering the Telangana issue, he said that they were silently condemning their attitude. He suggested to the government to think itself whether the obstruction of national flag hoisting was good or bad.

Reiterating his challenge thrown to the CNN-IBN, Dr Keshava Rao once again made it clear that the Telangana Congress leaders would give up the agitation if anybody gets the deposit contesting on the plank of United Andhra in the Telangana region.

Dr Manda Jaganadam has demanded the Chief Minister Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy to initiate action against the police officials who disrupted the hoisting of national flag at Telangana Martyrs Statue. He strongly condemned the heavy deployment of police at the venue and demanded the government to take action against them for lowering the national flag.

Former Minister Mr Jupally Krishna Rao made it clear that nobody will stop the formation of separate Telangana State by creating hurdles. Urging the youth not to commit suicides, he demanded the State government to dismiss the police officials who obstructed the hoisting of national flag at Gun Park.

Peddapally MP Mr Vivek said that the next Independence Day will be held in a new Telangana State. He said that the Telangana State will be created as a 32 State and called upon every one to participate in the movement to achieve it. (NSS)


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