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Andhra Pradesh died, Telangana Born

Seemandhra is burning and many ended their life to stop this division of Andhra Pradesh. Meanwhile, Kiran Reddy, one of the personal choices of Sonia Gandhi’s to be selected as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has resigned as state chief minister and sat on dharna in Delhi against division of the state. He turned from a Congress regional leader to a disgruntled rebel in his nearly 39-month tumultuous tenure. Reddy’s government had faced a serious threat to its stability with Jaganmohan Reddy, the aggressive and charismatic son of late Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.

The government, however, survived the no-trust motion on the floor of the House due to the merger of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajyam with Congress and Jagan being jailed in an alleged corruption case. He became the first Congress Chief Minister in the history of the grand old party to stage a sit-in in the heart of the national capital against the high command’s decision to carve out Telangana, embarrassing it in no small measure. fifty three-year-old Reddy might have earned the wrath of the Congress leadership for his strident stand against division of AP, but he has now positioned himself as a champion of ‘Samaikyandhra cause’ seeking to upstage the likes of charismatic and resourceful Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, who is also fighting for the same political space. The selection of Reddy for the post of Chief Minister was surprising even to Congress insiders in 2010 as he had never been a minister and not known to be a mass leader. Political analysts had predicted that the cricketer-turned- politician would not remain in office for more than a few months given the fluid political situation in Andhra Pradesh on account of the raging separate Telangana agitation and the Jagan factor.

At least, Kiran Kumar Reddy has the guts to oppose Congress party’s decision which no other politicians have within Congress and that makes me happy. At least, he should be happy on moral grounds. The time has come, for people to throw BJP and Congress parties out of power. People of entire country should get rid of both these selfish, time- serving parties. This illegal act of dividing Andhra Pradesh is the result of wicked, dishonest and egotistic of people joining hands for the hungry for power parties.

Meanwhile, citizens of this country are fed up with the behaviour of the members of 15th Lok Sabha and they are looking forward to the general elections. The blacking out the live broadcast, whether due to a genuine technical glitch or, as is widely suspected, a premeditated and thoroughly miscalculated act, is very unfortunate as it casts a bad light on the birth of Telangana. The proceedings of this historical moment, irrespective of the commotion and unruly behaviour in the house, should have been available for the nation to witness and for history to chronicle. Now, it is Telangana and its people who will have to bear the stain despite the fact that the majority of the house asserted the creation of the new state.

Modi attacks Congress but his party leaders are hand in glove with Congress Party. BJP and all who are showing care for Telangana is actually power hungry people. If you deny power to them they will attack you furiously. There is great example of Harshavardan and Goel in Delhi. They are behaving like a cat which scratches lamp post. Another sample of Congress and BJP being hand in gloves is voting for Lok Pal and Telangana ills in parliament. These two parties are fooling public. They wouldn’t have played with the sentiments and livelihood of Andhra Pradesh people without having a consensus. People should not vote any of those MPs who are part of the conspiracy in passing the Telangana bill after black out and in closed doors.

Each minister was aware that the telecast will be stopped. Sushma Swaraj in her enthusiasm to become Chinnamma (for Telangana) went ahead with her speech. AP politics will become murkier. Congress and BJP will not be supported by the people of Seemandhra. Kiran Kumar Reddy also may not get enough support from his own people. Chandrasekar Rao has to wait and see how far he will be successful. Chandra Babu Naidu may get the advantage. Andhra politicians are divided too. They are greedy and money minded. They have spent little time for their people and have spent more time in promoting their businesses. No other linguist state would show the kind of disunity as Andhra Pradesh has displayed when faced with a crisis situation. Kiran Kumar Reddy was the only sane voice from the Congress’ side. The people of Andhra Pradesh should give a fitting reply to the Congress party in the coming elections. They along with BJP have paved the way for the ruin of a prosperous state.

Article empowering Parliament to undertake division of a state unilaterally without the consent of the state legislature needs a thorough review by the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court. In India, there is a possibility of a Union Government that has no representation from south of Vindhyas. A greater drama came to end with this. Finally, on very sorry state and painful note, we can say “Telangana is born as state”. Let Andhra people show their hard work in building up their own state which is also a dream project. Let go Telangana.

Dr. Vaidehi Taman
Dr. Vaidehi is an Investigative Journalist, Editor, Ethical Hacker, Philanthropist, and an Author. She is Editor-in-Chief of Newsmakers Broadcasting and Communications Pvt. Ltd. Since 11 years, which features an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, monthly magazines like Hackers5, Beyond the news (international) and Maritime Bridges. She is also an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst and is also a Licensed Penetration Tester which she caters for her sister-concern Kaizen-India Infosec Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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