Hyderabad, Sep 15 (PTI) Alleging that the TRS government in Telangana is intentionally not celebrating the merger of erstwhile Nizam State with the Indian Union, state BJP president K Laxman today said an agitation similar to the separate statehood stir needs to be organised for the purpose.

Speaking at a round-table meeting organised by the BJP here, he asked why Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who favoured the official celebration of the day of merger (September 17) during undivided Andhra Pradesh, has changed his stance now.

Laxman, who has recently undertaken a ‘yatra’ with the demand that the state government officially celebrate the day, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would attend a public meeting to be organised by the party on September 17 at Nizamabad.

BJP has alleged that the TRS government was not officially celebrating the day due to “vote bank politics” and also under pressure from the MIM.

The party today released a poster for the Nizamabad meeting.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.