Least bothered about his life, TRS president K.ChandrShekar Rao took to indefinite fast and compelled the Union Government to come out with a statement on Telangana on this day which is named as ‘Deeksha Divas’ .
Marking the third anniversary of party president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s landmark fast that was launched on the same day in the 2009, Telangana Rashtra Samithi organized a ‘Deeksha Divas’ in all the Party district headquarters on Thursday. In Hyderabad the programme held in dharna chowk near Indira Park. Greater Hyderabad TRS chief and former MLA T Padma Rao participated for the deeksha. TRS floor leader in the Assembly Etela Rajender and other key leaders besides members of TJAC such as Prof.Kodandaram, Mallepalli Lakshmaiah, V Srinivas Goud, and G Deviprasad also attended.
KCR in 2009 went on hunger strike for the cause of Telangana , broke his 11-day-old hunger strike after the Centre accepted his demand for a separate Telangana state. Rao broke his fast after accepting a glass of juice from TRS ideologue Jayashankar at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences . But he had to face criticism from others as he tried to end it on the first day itself later continued on Telangana students pressure.