Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has hailed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao
as the 'real hero' for ignoring threats to his life and achieving statehood for Telangana
despite all odds.
Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy said KCR
proved all those of the opinion that statehood for Telanagana was not possible wrong.
ignored threats to his life and achieved Telangana. Many said Telangana
was not possible, KCR
proved them wrong," he said.
Reddy's assertion came as the TRS
celebrated "Deeksha Divas" across Telangana
and in the national capital.
Talking to the media in Hyderabad, Reddy also thanked Congress president Sonia Gandhi as it was the former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, which granted statehood to Telangana
"Sacrifices of our youth and KCR's fast-unto-death forced the UPA government to grant statehood to Telangana. We achieved our just demand," he said, adding the formation of Telangana
accelerated development in Andhra Pradesh.
workers in the national capital also observed 'Deeksha Divas' in memory of Chandrasekhar Rao to recall his fast-unto death, which led to the formation of Telangana
as a separate state.
Rao had begun his indefinite fast on November 29, 2009.
The chief minister's daughter and Member of Parliament K. Kavitha were among those present in the function held at Telangana
Bhawan in the national capital.
"It was today when unrelenting pursuit of A FIGHTER turned into a revolution leading to SeperateStatehood #DeekshaDiwas #JaiKCR #JaiTelangana," she tweeted earlier.