Amit Shah to launch work on memorial in Bidar

Amit Shah to launch work on memorial in Bidar

 BJP National President Amit Shah will lay the foundation stone at Gorata village in Bidar district on September 17 for a memorial to mark the “independence of Hyderabad” from Nizam rule.

Addressing a press conference in Bangalore, BJP State Yuva Morcha President P Muniraju Gowda said that the youth wing of the party will hand over Rs 27 lakh collected from 2.7 lakh youths in various districts to party state president Pralhad Joshi for construction of the memorial.

Gorata is called Jallianwala Bagh of South India after the Nizam army massacred people of Gorata for hoisting the Indian flag in 1948. It was on September 17 that Hyderabad was liberated from the Nizam rule and merged into the Indian Union. An event in memory of the Gorata martyrs will be held at the Malleswaram Grounds in Bangalore on August 15 and will be attended by Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister H N Ananth Kumar, he said.

The memorial will be completed in a year and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to inaugurate it, Gowda said.

“Gorata Jagruti Rath Yatra will be taken out in the districts of Hyderabad-Karnataka region - Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur, Koppal, Yadgir and Bellary - over the coming days,” he added.

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