TDP today criticized the TRS government for not celebrating Vardhanti of former chief minister and TDP founder late N T Rama Rao.

Speaking to the media at NTR trust bhavan here on Monday, party’s Telangana working president A Revanth Reddy said, “There were two personalities whom we should remember their services to the nation. The first one was Dr Ambedkar, who authored Indian Constitution and gave a direction to the country and second one is late NTR, who was known as Messiah of Dalits and downtrodden sections”. It was unfortunate that the Telangana State government has not come forward to celebrate 20th vardhanti of NTR, who protected the self-respect of Telugu people”, Revanth Reddy said.

Another TDP senior leader Motkupally Narasimhulu, who was also present, said it was NTR who gave political life to K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is now the Chief Minister of Telangana State. He said generally the State governments celebrate birth and death anniversaries of late Chief Ministers and other great personalities. But KCR has forgotten the idea, which was an affront to Telugu people for not celebrating NTR vardhanti officially, he said. Both the TDP leaders criticized TRS government for its inaction and alleged that the State government even did not give permission to celebrate the NTR vardhanti. They demanded that KCR apologize publicly for not celebrating the NTR vardhanti officially.

Earlier, a large number of TDP leaders and family members of NTR visited NTR ghat and paid tributes

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