Friday, January 29, 2010
You all must be well aware of the Telangana row and the disturbance in the largest of the 4 South-Indian sister states. There are already 9 petitions pending with the central government on state divisions,viz,Vidarbha,Purvanchal,Harit Pradesh,Bundelkhand,Gorkhaland,Bodoland,Sourashtra and Rayalseema. If the central government gives approval to Telangana state formation there will be a fashion in the country which will impose constant hunger strikes n bandhs in the cities resulting in a political crisis and chaos in the country. This does not mean that i oppose the sentiments of the people of Telangana. Telangana was ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad and it was never under direct British rule. Rayalseema was ruled by the Chalukyas and the coastal Andhra region came under madras state. The unification to form Andhra Pradesh took place on linguistic basis after Independence when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru decided to divide the states on linguistic basis. This was the hallmark of whatever we are facing today. It could have been divided as different provinces that existed before Independence like the Northern province, central province etc.Consequently different kingdoms merged together like Vidarbha and Maharashtra, Gujarat & Sourashtra, etc. But the consent of the people in those kingdoms was neglected and therefores the situation stands before us as we are seeing it today. I can just say that dear people of my country, our country is already divided with Punjab and Bengal being the major losers. Please dont divide our counrty on regionalism and proudly say to the world 'United we stand, divided we fall'