The Indian government declared the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to Seemandhra and Telangana. But, how exactly will it benefit the country?
Considering the history of Andhra Pradesh, the real development in Hyderabad in colonial era started only after Chandra Babu Naidu, the 13th Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh transformed the state into what it is today; from a rural backwater place into India’s new Information Technology hub. Besides sharing water resources from Krishna and Godavari, Andhra Pradesh invested a great deal of human capital to develop Hyderabad. Instead of developing the remaining cities such as Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati and Rayalaseema the investments were secured to develop Hyderabad ever since.
Then, comes KCR, the power hungry politician dictating terms for the self respect of Telangana. Raising concerns of disrespect and exploitation of Telangana dialect and people, KCR demanded a separate state for Telangana and started a fast until death campaign. Fearing not to re-do Potti Sriramulu incident, Sonia Gandhi announced Congress willingness for a separate state to Telangana in 2009. To secure power in Andhra Pradesh in 2014 elections and not to lose to KCR in the Telangana region, Sonia Gandhi decides to divide and rule the State. If Telangana is formed before 2014, Congress would secure close to twenty MP’s from the newly formed state. However, the Samaikyandhra agitation throughout Seemandhra was unexpected at the magnitude today.
Now, the most important question is; “How does the rest of India react to the bifurcation?”
Firstly, this is a go ahead for the bifurcation of many other state divisions: Bodoland, Vidharbha, Coorg, Tulu Nadu, Saurashtra, , Mithilanchal, Bundel Khand, Gorkha land, Purvanchal, Harit Pradesh, Dimasa, and more. India might have fifty states if all demands are met.
Secondly, the bifurcation would impact the market forces and the overall trade in both the regions.
Thirdly, how are the resources to be shared in the newly formed states? How will the profits be shared in the states? Now that people from both regions have migrated for work, how would you differentiate people against their states?
And most importantly, congress is exploiting regionalism for its own vested benefits, in a way mocking the Indian democracy.
Clearly, Congress has proven us that it can merge and break any two regions of the country according to their whims.