Seven Indian states — Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh — are observing their foundation day on November 1 and have prepared celebratory events for the same at their respective state capitals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his greetings to the states celebrating their statehood.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi will be in Ranchi to inaugurate the ‘Chhattisgarh Rajyotsav’ celebrations, reported news agency PTI. The Congress party came to power in the state last year. Kerala Piravi LIVE updates here
Andhra Pradesh, meanwhile, will celebrate its foundation day for the first time today, five years after the bifurcation of combined Telugu state to carve out separate Telangana. Chief secretary LV Subrahmanyam said the state will henceforth celebrate the formation day regularly. Follow Kannada Rajyotsava 2019 LIVE updates here