It's been seven years since the Telangana state was bifurcated from the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. The Telangana sentiment played a key role in the bifurcation and its the main base in the agitation for the special state. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi(TRS) that was instrumental in the agitation made a promise saying that September 17, the day when the state was liberated from Nizam ruling would be celebrated in a big way after the special state is made.
When the state was divided in 2014, everyone felt that the government would celebrate Liberation Day but that did not happen. Since then the opposition parties are not leaving any stone unturned to corner the ruling party over the Liberation Day celebrations.
To put more pressure on the TRS party, two opposition parties in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and Congress parties are all set to hold big meetings marking the occasion. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will grace the BJP's meeting while Revanth Reddy is expected to lead the way.
In the middle of this, the political heat in the state increased at once with Telangana Governor Tamilisai Sounderarajan extending her wishes to the people of the state on Liberation Day. The tweet on her official Twitter handle was made in Telugu and English as well.
"My heartiest wishes to all people of Telangana on the occasion of Hyderabad Vimochana Dinam being celebrated on 17th September. I appeal to all to celebrate Hyderabad Vimochana Dinam & pay rich tributes to the Martyrs, who made supreme sacrifices in the freedom struggle," Governor Tamilisai Sounderarajan tweeted.
The tweet is said to have hurt the TRS leaders over Liberation Day. Despite the fact that no reaction came from the TRS leaders, they are said to be not happy with the Governor's tweet. Her tweet had added fuel to the fierce attack carried out by the opposition parties to pressure the government to celebrate Liberation Day.
On the flip side, the TRS has been sticking to a particular style of celebrations of hoisting the National Flag. Today too, the TRS celebrated Liberation Day in the same way. With the opposition parties going ahead with the celebrations, the ruling party is said to be in a state of confusion and dilemma on how to deal with the situation.