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Nizam regime; Controversies Continue to Haunt

17th September every year is celebrated as Liberation Day to commemorate the end of Nizam regime and beginning of a new chapter in the form of democratic form of popular government. However, the claims, counter claims and controversies continue to remain till date. Nizam not a foreigner: Najaf Ali Khan, grandson of the last Nizam or Nizam VII contradicts the popular assumptions and says: "Liberation means liberating from foreign yoke or from foreign rulers. The Nizam was not a foreigner. Hence the question of liberation did not arise. It is equally incorrect to say that the monarchical rule of Nizam VII came to an end and ushered in democracy. They were no participation of the people and much less of politicians...  ...Day of Genocide: The wounds of Operation Polo (Police Action) are still deep and fresh. It is not a liberation day but the day of genocide, the implications of which can be felt even today. The horrible memories still hound the minds causing trauma to many poor ci

KCR continues to remain the only option for the newly carved state Telangana

Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao popularly known as KCR has proved himself a powerful regional leader of the newly carved Telangana state by successively romping back to power for the second tenure as well. A founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the regional political outfit floated by the strategist KCR continues to dominate the young state drubbing all other so called national parties at bay to the seat of power. A self made leader: Many a political commentator in fact had pooh-poohed the stance of KCR, when he quit from the ruling Telugu Desam party and stepping down from the position of Deputy Speaker of the undivided Andhra Pradesh Assembly with the dream of forming a separate Telangana state. Some of his political adversaries even went to the extent of predicting his political fortunes as well. However, true to his typical characteristic of a self made leader, KCR stood committed to his goal until it was ensured. Telangana devoid of opposition! Thanks to his pragmatic approach