The residents of Marathwada region have fought the “injustice” of the Nizam rule in the past and are now efficiently tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in Aurangabad on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion of the Marathwada Mukti Sangram Din (Marathwada Liberation Day), he said the real development of the region would begin now, and announced a government medical college in Parbhani district and a turmeric processing unit in Hingoli district.
Thackeray visited the Marathwada Mukti Sangram memorial at Siddharth Garden in Aurangabad and paid floral tributes to the martyrs of the liberation movement.
Large parts of the Marathwada region in central Maharashtra were under the Nizam rule prior to 1948.
Thackeray said, “The residents of Marathwada have faced the injustice of Nizam, but kept fighting against him. Despite the arrogance of Nizam, people here refused to become a part of the Nizam state and joined India as their country.”