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COOL BLUE: T. Devender Goud all smiles while unveiling Nava Telangana Praja Party flag in Hyderabad on Friday.
COOL BLUE: T. Devender Goud all smiles while unveiling Nava Telangana Praja Party flag in Hyderabad on Friday.

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Flag with a map of Telangana in brown against a turquoise blue backdrop unveiled

HYDERABAD: Former Telugu Desam leader T. Devender Goud on Friday christened his outfit as Nava Telangana Praja Party (NTPP) and unveiled the flag that has the map of Telangana region in brown against a turquoise blue backdrop.

Turqoise blue symbolising Indian roller (Pala Pitta) represented Telangana’s socio-ethnic cultural identity and pride of the people of the region, Mr. Goud explained. Blue also stood for abundant availability of water resource in the region with Godavari and Krishna rivers flowing across Telangana.

The brown of the region’s map depicted soil craving for its legitimate share of water denied by the colonisers, he said. Within the map, plough and shovel represented toiling farmers and working class respectively, the book at the centre standing for knowledge and wisdom and the torch for illumination of minds and building political consciousness for a new people’s Telangana.

He told media persons later that the new party’s first priority was reaching out to the people across the region and raising their awareness about the injustice heaped on them for the past five decades. Successive governments did precious little to render justice and assuage the feelings of the people.

To questions, he said he would come out with the party’s stand on various issues at a public meeting to be held at Nizam College Grounds on August 27. Making it clear that he was not considering political alliances right now as “there is a lot of time for elections”, he refused to be drawn into debate on whether he would join hands with film actor Chiranjeevi’s proposed party.

Meanwhile, NTPP’s senior leader, E. Peddi Reddy, met the Secretary of the Election Commission in New Delhi and submitted an application seeking registration of the party. In a statement, he said the party visualised a new Telangana, free from discrimination, plunder of its resources, oppression of its people and the unbridled colonisation.

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