The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the main Opposition Congress, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left parties hoisted flags at their headquarters.

TRS leader N Narasimha Reddy, who is the State Home Minister, hoisted the tricolour at Telangana Bhavan, the party head office. While the TRS celebrated the day at the party level, the government ignored the demands by the BJP and others for official celebrations.

Sporadic incidents of BJP activists hoisting national flag on government offices were reported from different parts of Telangana. Police made tight security arrangements to avoid any untoward incident, especially as the day coincided with the Ganesh Chaturthi.

It was on this day in 1948 that Hyderabad state merged with the Indian union following 'police action', as the Indian military operation against Nizam's army is popularly called.

This is the second Telangana Liberation Day after formation of a separate Telangana state.Telangana and parts of the present day Karnataka and Maharashtra were part of Hyderabad state.

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