Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Creation of Telangana
UPA Co-ordination Committee and Congress Working Committee have decided to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh. They have recommended Government of India to create the state of Telengana out of Andhra Pradesh in accordance with the provisions of the constitution. The demand for a separate state of Telangana is 6o years old. The political exigency of the ruling Congress party has propelled it to create Telangana comprising 10 districts with Hyderabad as its capital.Telangana will be the 29th state of India. Depleting political fortune of the Congress Party in the politically important state of Andhra Pradesh, which sends 42 MPs to Lok Sabha, has persuaded it to make Telangana a political weapon to attack the opposition and retrieve its position. With the bifurcation of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, there will be 19 MPs with it. Telangana Rashtra Samiti, which spearheaded the movement for the separate Telangana, and its Chief K Chandra Shekhar Rao is inclined to merge its outfit with the Congress Party. In the emotionally charged atmosphere of the region, a message will definitely go out among the general masses that it is the Congress party at the Centre, which has acceded our long cherished demand of the separate state. Therefore, automatically a wave is going to be created in favour of Congress party at least for 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Politically, this move of the Congress Party is bound to be beneficial. Seeing no way out to revive its fortune amidst all round disillusionment of the people with the functioning of UPA government, it is the masterstroke of the Congress Party to get more LS seats from Telangana region. Hyderabad will be the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh is left with coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema. Small is beautiful. It is correct to say that it is easier to govern small states from all angles. But at the same time division of a joint family has never been welcomed in our society. The creation of Telangangana will certainly fuel the demand of some other separate states in different parts of the nation. The demand for Gorkhaland has already been launched in Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal. The demand for separate state of Vidarbha, Bodoland, Harit Pradesh, Poorvanchal, Bundel Khand and Mithilanchal out of Maharashtra, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and MP and Bihar respectively is already there. With acceding the demand of Teleganga, tempo for these separate states would be automatically raised and that would give birth to unrest in several parts of the nation. Much-awaited Sri Krishrna Committee is against the bifurcation of Telengana and it has recommended for greater autonomy and financial grant for development. Though both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP favour the creation of the separate state of Telangana, it will certainly encourage a trend of separatism.