Goud’s outfit is Nava Telangana Praja Party

The Hindu 13.07.2008 14:30
Goud’s outfit is Nava Telangana Praja Party

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.