As the battle of TRS party with the BJP in Telangana gains heat, the IT Minister of Telangana, Sri K Taraka Rama Rao who is also the son of the current Chief Minister did exactly what the Congress did for decades – bring in the RSS and try to malign it.
The people of Telangana, Hyderabad -Karnataka & Hyderabad-Maharashtra made enormous sacrifices to liberate Hyderabad and merge with Union of Bharat on 17th September 1948. There has been a great demand from the people to celebrate this day officially. The chief minister of Telangana, Sri K Chandrasekhar Rao has been under criticism for the last eight years for failing to celebrate this day officially.
This video shows how he somersaulted on the celebrations before and after coming to power. In the first part, he says the government must celebrated Sept 17th and after coming to power says, ” Let the BJP celebrate it on their offices if they wish to”.
The BJP central leadership this time took up the celebration of this cause in the entire state of Telangana. As a last minute effort to save face, the CM announced a three day celebration. Surely the TRS is facing the heat.
So what does the CM’s son, KTR do ?
He plays the oft repeated Congress trick of maligning the RSS. In this he emulates many Congress leaders. Dr. Manmohan Singh & Manish Tiwari did the exact same in 2013 .
KTR in a tweet on 17th September 2022, writes this:
An appropriate day to remember what Sardar Vallabhai Patel said in 1948 about RSS
"All their speeches (RSS) were full of communal poison. As a final result of the poison, the country had to suffer the sacrifice of the invaluable life of Gandhiji"
— KTR (@KTRBRS) September 17, 2022
Well, he does not quote the source of this. This was part of the correspondence between Sardar Patel the then Home Min & Dy PM and MS Guru Golwalkar, the then Sarsanghchalak of the RSS. The entire correspondence between them is quoted in the book “Justice on Trial” .
In the first part of the same letter, Sardar Patel writes
Now why does KTR leave out the above ? Does it behove of an Information Minister to quote only half of what the most respected political figure of that era wrote ? Is it not injustice to the Sardar ? It is the same Sardar Patel who wrote to Nehru on 27th Feb 1948 – ” Bapu’s murder was not the result of an RSS conspiracy “.
It is important to quote what Sardar himself said to the Muslims during that period in many speeches.
Does KTR have the honesty to quote this ?
Not only this, those were the days, when the partition happened, Hindus were large scale sufferers who were being hounded in East and West Pakistan. Who was there to take care of them ? The RSS . Not only that, well meaning people wrote and spoke about the contribution of the RSS in that period.
Bharat Ratna, Dr Bhagwan Das wrote on October 1, 1948:
“I know for sure that RSS volunteers have informed Jawahar Lal Nehru and Sardar Patel well in advance about the plan of Muslim League under which the League had planned for armed rebellion and annihilating the Ministers of the Government of India and the senior officers, unfurl the Pakistani flag atop Lal Quilla, and establish their government in India.
“Had these patriotic and sincere youths not informed Nehru and Patel in time, the entire country today would have become Pakistan; lakhs of Hindus would have been butchered and more than that would have been converted to Islam forcibly and India would have become slave once again. What does it indicate? Clearly, it suggests that our government must utilize the nationalist power of lakhs of RSS swayamsevaks instead of subordinating it”.
End Note :
The TRS has been hobnobbing with the party AIMIM whose pre-Independence form was the MIM. The party was lead by Qasim Rizvi, the notorious leader of the Razakars. The Razakars were a two lakh strong private militia responsible for the massacre of Hindus. Being forced to celebrate September 17th this year, the TRS is now forced to make statements to keep the MIM happy by maligning the RSS. In this they have common ground with not only the MIM, Congress leadership but also Imran Khan Niazi of Pakistan.
By Ayush Nadimpalli