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“It need not necessarily be Parade Ground. You can conduct it at any other ground, but there should be a ceremonial parade,” Justice P Madhavi Devi said while issuing notice to the state and the Centre.
The order came after the judge heard an urgent lunch motion moved by K Srinivas of Gowlipura in Hyderabad, who said that he was aggrieved by the government’s decision to not hold Republic Day parade this year and instead send its officials to participate in the limited celebrations at the Raj Bhavan.
“I take my family to the Parade Ground and show them these celebrations to ensure that some sense of patriotism is inculcated in young minds. But the state’s decision has deprived me of this opportunity,” the petitioner said.
Following the HC order, the Telangana government has decided to stick to the Raj Bhavan venue as planned earlier. However, in line with the order, it will hold a guard of honour, officials said.
Traditionally, the official parade, a major event during Republic Day with both the governor and chief minister attending it, used to take place at Parade Ground every year.
The relations between Raj Bhavan and the BRS government are not on the best of terms with Telangana governor Tamilisai Soundararajan complaining of protocol not being followed with regard to her office, while K Chandrasekhar Rao-led BRS government has reservation about some Bills pending with the governor and her style of functioning.
On January 19, the governor alleged that protocol is not being followed and that she did not receive any communication from the government on conducting the Republic Day event.
In a face-off with Rao-led government, Soundararajan in November last expressed doubt that her phones were being tapped.
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