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State formation day LIVE updates: PM Modi hails contribution of Karnataka, MP, Kerala

Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh share their state day on November 1.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 1, 2019 2:20:04 pm
State formation day LIVE updates State formation day LIVE updates: Seven Indian states celebrate their foundation day on November 1.

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

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A total of seven states celebrate their foundation day on November 1. Click here for LIVE updates:

11:45 (IST)01 Nov 2019
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wishes people of 7 states on their statehood day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wished people of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry on their statehood day. "My best wishes to the people of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Haryana on their state formation day. The support and progress of every state has helped for India. Let us take a pledge to make our own states prosperous. My best wishes to the people of Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry on the State Formation day. The idea of India celebrates our collective strength in diversity. On this occasion, I honour the unsung heroes whose struggles established the Indian States and cemented our common bonds," he said in a Facebook post.

11:08 (IST)01 Nov 2019
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wishes states celebrating foundation day

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee extended greetings to the people of the seven states who are celebrating foundation day today. "Heartiest greetings to my brothers & sisters of Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh on the Foundation Day of their States," she said, adding, "The Indian Union will be strengthened only when States are strong. Let us strengthen our federal structure. Jai Hind. Joy Bangla."

10:45 (IST)01 Nov 2019
Amit Shah wishes Karnataka on state foundation day

Union Home Minister Amit Shah wished the people of Karnataka on state foundation day.

10:29 (IST)01 Nov 2019
Madhya Pradesh CM wishes people on state foundation day
09:55 (IST)01 Nov 2019
Karnataka CM wishes people on Karnataka state foundation day
09:49 (IST)01 Nov 2019
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar wishes citizens on Haryana Day

On the eve of Haryana statehood, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar wished the citizens. The Haryana CMO's on twitter wrote: "Chief Minister on the eve of Haryana Day Manohar Lal Khattar extended heartfelt greetings and best wishes to the people of the state. The Chief Minister said that in a span of 53 years, Haryana has made unprecedented progress in all areas. The Chief Minister hoped that Haryana will achieve new heights of progress in the coming time."

09:29 (IST)01 Nov 2019
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel posts photos of foundation day celebrations
09:17 (IST)01 Nov 2019
CM Pinarayi Vijayan wishes on state foundation day
09:02 (IST)01 Nov 2019
PM wishes Karnataka on its statehood
08:32 (IST)01 Nov 2019
PM greets Keralites on Kerala Piravi day

PM Modi on Twitter wished Kerala on its statehood. He wrote: "On Kerala Piravi day, greetings to my sisters and brothers of Kerala. People from this state have made remarkable contributions to the nation. May the people of the state be happy and prosperous."

08:30 (IST)01 Nov 2019
PM Modi wishes Chhattisgarh on its foundation day
08:22 (IST)01 Nov 2019

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In 1967, the state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab and so this day is celebrated as state day by both the Punjab and Haryana.

The state of Chhattisgarh was created on November 1, 2000 and the state has been celebrating the same ever since. Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh were recognised as Indian states in 1956.

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