Hyderabad: In Telangana, the state government canceled the Republic Day celebrations citing the corona virus to avoid the governor. But the High Court ordered that the Republic Day celebrations should be conducted under the leadership of the Governor.
The rift between Telangana State Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR) has increased. The annual Republic Day celebration organized by the Telangana Government is held at the Police Training Ground in Secunderabad. The governor and the chief minister usually participate in it. In this situation, the state government canceled the regular Republic Day celebrations in the capital due to the 2022-Larona restrictions.
As the rift between the Chief Minister and the Governor has increased, the state government has canceled the regular Republic Day celebrations in the capital citing the Corona virus.
A message was sent to Governor Tamilisai that the ceremony can be held separately at Raj Bhavan. All the parties including Congress, BJP, Telugu Desam and Janasena strongly opposed this. Protests also spread on social media saying that the ceremony was canceled to avoid the governor.
In this case, Niwas filed a public interest litigation against the government’s decision in the Hyderabad High Court. In his petition, he had mentioned that the Republic Day celebration has been canceled due to political unrest in a state where there is no corona infection.
The High Court hearing the petition heard both the arguments. In the end, it ordered the Telangana government to follow the conditions of the central government and hold the Republic Day celebration. This is considered to be the biggest setback for the Telangana government.
Meanwhile, the regular Republic Day ceremony will be held today at the Secunderabad Police Training Ground under the leadership of Governor Tamilisai. It seems that Chief Minister KCR will not attend. It is said that senior ministers or officials including Chief Secretary Santikumari will attend instead of the Chief Minister.
Governor Tamilisai will fly to Puducherry in a private flight at his own expense after hoisting the flag on the occasion. He will participate in the Republic Day ceremony held there and hoist the national flag.
Governor Tamilisai said that the verdict of the High Court is welcome and a detailed explanation will be given to the President and the Central Government soon.