Hyderabad: The 73rd Independence Day celebrations were held at Gandhi Bhavan here today. TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy hoisted the national flag on the occasion. TPCC working president Kusuma Kumar, former MPs Mallu Ravi and Anjan Kumar Yadav, former ministers K Jana Reddy, Shabbir Ali and other party leaders took part in the celebrations.
Speaking on the occasion, Uttam Kumar Reddy conveyed his greetings to people on Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan festival. He said that the country got freedom due to the struggles of several great leaders of the country. He alleged that the BJP was trying to mess up with history of the country by defaming the name of their party leader and first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He said Nehru had gone to jail for 22 times during the freedom struggle.
He alleged that the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre passed some “anti-human rights” bills in Parliament recently. He alleged that the BJP had also distorted history on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. He said they would hold 75th birth anniversary celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi for one year.