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Telangana Issue


Telangana issue has not really created a spate of requests by political parties, as we are being made to believe. K.Chandrashekara Rao went on a fast and the only way that was seen feasible to break his fast was to make a declaration about grant of a separate state. Now that the fast is broken and the only way to break the benefits of Telengana to be taken lock stock and barrel by KCR, is to create a cacophony of demand by Gorkhas, Bundelkhandis, United Andhra, Mithilanchal, Poorvanchal!

The political parties in India are creating a situation where the Conductor of the Orchestra seldom comes out with the wand, till the crown is out for presentation. The Conductor like a Zubin Mehta doesn’t have the guts to be recognized as the Conductor, as the negative fall out cannot be taken. It is easy to sway the illiterate masses and therefore if any other party highlights the negative impact of the decision of a leader, then the masses who do not have THE sophisticated language skills to distinguish between REALITY and IMAGINATION would end up buying the stories. Therefore the conductor is doubly wary and remains in the background. Maybe the conductor is WISE!

When the din is done and a “CONSENSUS” had evolved, then the conductor of the Orchestra would come out waving the wand as a sign of victory. A true FEUDAL TECHNIQUE. In the Bible, if one refers to the later day victories of King David, one could find that the Commander Joab would defeat the cities and towns in battles, butĀ  KING DAVID would be invited to TAKE the towns and cities! This kind of pseudo- democracy survives in a predominantly illiterate and un-understanding electorate filled space.

The very idea that our founding fathers did not make it imperative for the Parliament to go by the opinion of the state legislature concerned (Article 3 of the Constitution), in bifurcation of states, is on the sound principle, that NO MAN CAN BE A JUDGE OF HIS OWN CAUSE. When the people of Telangana have come out in the open and have demanded a separate state, it has become a NATIONAL ISSUE and a subject matter of the Parliament of India. Only an opinion of the state legislature is required for factoring the opinion in the debates of the parliament. The demand cannot be left in the hands of the MLAs who are divided based on their region.

Telangana was a area that had been recognized by the CONSTITUTION of India. One has to merely refer to the IX Schedule of the Constitution where, entry nos. 22 & 23 relate to 2 Acts passed by the Andhra Pradesh Legislature. Further in the Report of the Reorganization Committee, there was a clear opinion expressed by towering personalities likeĀ  Sh.K.M.Panniker that Telangana had a distinct culture and therefore should NOT be amalgamated with the state of Andhra Pradesh merely on LINGUISTIC grounds! Yet political expediency, our own resource crunch and the fear that the Nizam might exert his influence on political matters, the then Telangana was merged with the state of AP.

By hindsight, based on the claims of the pro-Telangana protesters, it seems that the Money power of the Coastal Andhra and the Muscle power of Rayalseema have stunted the growth of the Dhakni speaking Telangana. When the people of Telangana are represented by 17 Members of Parliament it cannot be argued that as a state Telangana would not be sustainable. 3 more MPs and it would be as big as the state of Kerala and would definitely be bigger than Jharkhand which is represented by 14 MPs, three less!

IN ALL THIS DIN, MR.NITISH KUMAR, THE CHIEF MINISTER OF BIHAR HAS ONE AGENDA OF ONE-UP-MANSHIP WITH LALU PRASAD YADAV AND PROPOSES reorganization of states and “MERGE JHARKHAND WITH BIHAR”!(NITISH PROBABLY DOESN’T WANT KODA TO DO IT ALONE AND WANTS TO BE A PART OF ALL THE PLUNDERING ,THAT THE NEWSPAPERS HAVE REPORTED!)

GIVE OR TAKE THREE! DO NOT MAKE PEOPLE WHO CANNOT STAY TOGETHER, TO STICK TOGETHER.

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Comments on: "Telangana Issue" (1)

  1. Suresh Kochattil said:

    Suresh Kochattil Benny, Thanks for the weblog. I read it up, but it does not delve deep into why Telangana should stay separate. The citizens of this part of India were cheated by the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru when he rode roughshod over the opinion of the State Reorganisation Commission, headed by Justice Fazal Ali, of which Mr KM Panicker was a member.

    Nehru not only merged a reluctant Telangana, kicking and screaming into Andhra, but also gave away parts of the Hyderabad state – Gulbarga and Bidar to Karnakata and presented to Maharashtra, Aurangabad, Osmanabaad and the rest. In one stroke Nehru killed the Hyderabadi culture. (A different matter that he could not change the way we drive)

    The on-going agitation in rest of Andhra (minus Telangana which is peaceful for the last one week) has been sponsored by crooks like Lagadapati Rajgopal, who used his money power to buy himself a Lok Sabha seat. It is these spineless fellows who are dolling out money and sponsoring United Andhra ads on TV. All of it will not work. For the lives of 369 students who died in Police firing in the Osmania University campus during the 1969 agitation will not go in vain.

    But a spineless Congress does not have the guts to take a decision and stand by it, no matter what the consequences are.

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