Tue, Dec 09, 2014, 03:16 PM
Watch the prominence of December 9 celebrated as Telangana day. There was Telangana sentiment among the people from the very beginning when the agitation was launched in 1965 by Marri Chenna Reddy. In 2001, KCR resigned from Deputy Speaker's post in TDP Government and started the movement for separate Telangana and won the by-election with a huge majority. He had successfully made Congress leadership include separate Telangana in its election Manifesto in 2004 . After YSR's death, he started his famous indefinite strike on Nov 29, 2009 which he called off on Dec 9 when the Center announced that Telangana formation process would be initiated.