For those who don’t know me: I’m writing this as an Indian First, then an Andhra Pradesh Native and then an Hyderabadi.
This part of the post is to all the Telengana agitators and supporters – NOTHING is going to change people. It is you who should change. All you will be left with is dirty politics, corruption and naxalism. TRS or Congress or any other party is doing what ever you think ‘they are doing for good’ is NOT for your good but for the temporary power and to make something out of your sentiment. They are going to LOOT you. Everyone has a regional sentiment. That doesn’t mean you should go on the roads, protest and pelt stones at whatever you can when some selfish man says we need a separate state so that he too can be in power, don’t you think of how is it going to benefit you? How is it going to be different? Unless you are planning to send out all Andhra people out of Hyderabad and occupy their homes and properties. Is that your plan? Because I remember very well KCR saying this a few days back "Andhrawala Bhagoo, Telenganawala Jaago". Is that what you are up to? If that’s the case, then bring it on. We are all used to fighting for everything right? Fight with other states, fight with other religions, fight with other castes, fight with everyone you can whenever you get a chance. That is how we are always in India right? Bring It On!!!
I had a dream to settle down in Hyderabad – my chosen city. My Parents/Grandparents choose this city for investment thinking their next generation will prosper and grow as the city develops. And this is not just about me or my family. (I am not trying to be selfish even when there is a proper cause for the agitation) May be then they didn’t know that the Indian Government would one day become so weak that it would bow down to one man blackmailing by fasting and divide the state for selfish gain, give away a the capital city to gain politically. How long will it take for people to understand neither of these political parties are interested in the actual problems but are all interested in taking credit and saying that they are the ones who formed the state and they should be elected next time. JAAAGOOOO!
Don’t people understand the cost of dividing a state?
No matter who(Telengana or Andhra) gets Hyderabad or even if Hyderabad is made a free zone, the cost involved in this selfish decision is going to be paid by TONS of tax payers money to build new Infrastructure or share infrastructure.
If Hyderabad is going to be shared by both Andhra and Telengana, Neither would make the best out of it. Jobs wont be created by dividing the state. The existing jobs wont come to you because the company is in your region. Didn’t we learn anything looking at smaller states and free zones? Do we want more Jharkands and Chhattisgarhs? I am sure the division is going to benefit KCR and Naxals. Telengana is going to be a safe heaven for naxals. Mark my words!
For decades many families from Andhra settled down in The City of Hyderabad thinking and dreaming that their lives will become better as the city grew. I am no exception. I dreamed that I could settle down here at Hyderabad and build a beautiful house which my family will call Home. I called Hyderabad my Home! Even if I was in any of the of the Telengana districts, I would still call that my home because its in Andhra Pradesh. I never knew that the political parties that WE voted to power will shatter everything to gain a few votes and seats. Overnight my dream is shattered. If Hyderabad is not my state capital or if its not in my state, why would I want to be living here? Why would I want to pay my taxes here? Why would I want to part of the City’s development. Why would I be helping any business here? Why would I want to be a part of the city in the first place.
When I say Andhra, My heart says, hey its our Andhra Pradesh State. But when someone like KCR says you Andhra people, who is he talking about? Aren’t we(Telengana, Coastal and Rayalaseema) are all Andhra people? My mind is confused just like all my brothers and you cousins in different regions in the state. Someone who doesn’t know the meaning of "Divided We Fall" is trying to wake up that regional feeling and make the most out of it.
Now to the dirty political parties:
First to the Congress:
Rosaiyya: I thought you are one strong man when you didn’t let Jagan into power. I was impressed. Not just me, but no one wants Jagan expect some YSR sympathizers who think ministry means hereditary. I don’t want a man who drives 2 dozen high end sport-utility vehicles (wherever he goes) for no reason to rule my state. Does he know the meaning of the words "Pollution" and "Global Warming"? I am not ready to be ruled by a person who has a ton of allegations that sounds and looks to be true. I dont want to be ruled by a man who paints his face with a sad expression so that he can benefit his father’s death. And You can’t handle a few students wrongly encouraged by some political goons? You can’t handle one man threatening hunger strike? You can’t handle some political goons (who didn’t get any votes and are totally ruled out by their own people) when they ask for half a state as their own? Is that a piece of chocolate? When you can’t handle things you run to Delhi and ask Sonia to please just give them what they want? Is that what you said there? May be I was wrong. May be Jagan Mohan Reddy is a better choice and a better leader. May be he can fill the gap his father left.
How will people sitting in Delhi, understand what a common man here things? By seeing a few agitations and one man fasting on TV, you people think you know everything? Whom did you ask before making a statement? How can a common man reach you and tell this is not what everyone wants. Its your responsibility to study the facts and act accordingly, even if its making statements to calm someone for the time being. Your statements can create Panic and that is the state of this state now. At least the state of most of the state.
Do you even know why YSR never considered this as an issue? Why he never gave in when there was noise on this issue? Do you know why KCR never raised his voice when YSR was there in power? Even if KCR made some noise whenever he can, YSR knows the usual BS that KCR talks and never gave it any true value. Telengana people know this.
You are making a big mistake if this Telengana bill clears. This is the last time you are going to be in power here. Mark my words! Have you ever thought why YSR didn’t give Telengana though he promised earlier to win allies. Have you ever thought why would people in Telengana vote to Congress and not vote TRS (in the recent election) when we(meaning state Congress) are not willing to give Telengana? Even for a kid who does not understand complex political calculations, that means the majority thinks separate Telengana wont help and KCR/TRS talks only BS.
This is a State for Gods sake and PEOPLE live here. Not a Cake to be cut and divided on Birthdays. Soniaji – Happy Birthday by the way. There will be more wishes from my State to you and your team soon.
To the Telugudesam:
Babu Chandrababu, have you lost you mind? Rather I should say have you lost your balls? Where is that Chandrababu who was known as the man who developed Hyderabad and man who is against separate Telengana? Now the whole state knows that in the all party meeting you too supported the agitation and separate state bill to be introduced. Frankly, have you lost your balls? Someone threatened you? Or silly you – have been thinking you will get 1 or 2 seats in separate Telengana? I am not sure who in Telengana would vote for you. We in the IT industry liked you more than your opponent YSR even though he was more successful than you are in terms of winning people’s hearts because you brought up this IT industry in Hyderabad. You should be resigning from the TDP. I demand! You seem to become just like any other political rat craving for power and craving for any minute chances you can grab. You don’t deserve to be leading THE NTR’s party. Shame on you. Shame on you!!
To the BJP:
Only God knows what kind of cruel things you should be planning for the separate Telengana when you people agitated for the separate state. If there is one party that i would like to eliminate from my country without thinking, that would be yours. Yay! taaliya!!! You people are desh drohis to me. You don’t deserve to be citizens of India. Your parties and leaders would BURN in HELL. Like someone said, you people are not Ram Pujaris, you are Ram Bhejaris. I hope the meaning is clear. You made Ram the Hindu God your prostitute and you would do whatever it takes to impress the Hindu community for votes. Well, I am a TRUE Hindu and I am telling you, one day all Hindus will realize the dirty mind of yours and burn you alive and on that day, Ram will be proud again to see his Ram Rajyam without the dirty and sick BJP. Shame on you!!
It would be wrong if I don’t mention the Shiv Sena, MNS and Co., your cousins right? Shiv Sena? WTF man? Who gave you that name? You are an insult to the name of lord Shiva. Burn!!!
Oh btw, WTF do you(BJP) want in separate Telengana. I am not sure if there are many Muslims to mass murder or to do mass rapes in Telengana.
Ah…Hyderabad Muslims? Now I see what your idea is.
Burn in HELL. Remember!
To Chiranjeevi/Praja Rajyam:
I am wondering when you are saying that you are supporting separate Telengana – "who cares if you support or not?" May be you are planning for at least 1 seat in the separated Telengana? Who would vote you there when you cant convince the strongest of your regions to vote for you. Shame on you. Btw, even if you close the party and get back to movies, we wont be watching them. So, take some rest Chiru. Another important point is that candidates who want to stand for Praja Rajyam in separated Telengana, wont be having that much money (they plan to start from ground) to fill your pockets Unless they were already in power earlier in another political party and made some money through corruption. In real life you are not the people’s hero. You are not the Tagore in real life. You are going to fall. Mark my words!
Dear Jaiprakash Nayaran, I like the sound of your name itself. It sounds corrupt-free. I believed you are the only person who has some brain among the state political leaders. Not just that, I thought you were intelligent and know what you are talking always. I listen to your criticism on political parties and always found my leader in you. I would vote for your party without question, either you standing or any unknown candidate of yours. Because to many people like me, leaders like you are rare (at least that’s what we thought). You always talk facts and we the young generation like that.
But what happen to you? got threat calls and thought to give-up? Or got a piece of that Telengana NRI fund? How can you support separate Telengana. It was sad to see you give a statement that "congress is doing a mistake be delaying and not listening to people of telengana". You seem to be bribed. I lost hope on you. Convince me if it is otherwise.
Finally to the TRS:
Why the heck seperate telengana? do you even have a plan, a strategy of how would be improving the region? Your people didn’t even vote for you man. Dont you get it? You are making a big mistake by intimidating people. A BIG mistake by giving a wrong message to student communities. If at all you make it and get a separate state, one day i am sure, those students whom you inspired to throw stones in the city, will realize how selfishly you and your party wanted to cash out the regional sentiment and those students will then drag you on to the roads and make you run naked. Your heroism will be short lived.
Unless you people think, these rouge politicians will cash out on everything they can. Even God is not spared. But religion, caste, color, region – how does all this really matter?
Jaagooo brothers. How long man? How looooong?
Andhra Pradesh, as we call it(our home), will never be the same?
Who will answer all these questions?
All we are left with is questions, disappointment and anger.
Update after seeing reader’s comments:
Guys, I respect the sentiment of Telengana and the people fighting for seperate state or any other region and I am not trying to be selfish! But the IDEA of splitting the State for betterment does not look like a proper solution. Think of this – When so many leaders came up till now (I am sure you elected Telengana People as leaders) 30-40 years and no development happened, how can forming a new state help? If funds from center is what the hope is about, why cant it be asking the state/center for development schemes, industries, projects and funds to the region while there is an united state?
A few other seperate state agitations resumed in other states because of Telengana agitation and the statement given by Congress on passing the bill. How many more states? Smaller states can easily fail. That’s definitely not the solution. Every state has regions/districts which are comparatively less developed that others. Does that mean the less developed areas should go separated? Every district should be a state because one district is better developed than the other.
Are the seperate Telengana supporters saying there are no regions/districts in Andhra/Rayalaseema that are lack development? Everything is like ram rajyam – full of green fields, people filthy rich, people eat 4 times a day, no problems, bindas life? what else are your assumptions? If you visited one or two places and think the whole state other than Telengana is like that, you are wrong.
If you think Congress or BJP(the only 2 main political parties in India) is interested in giving a seperate stage for Telengana, why are they not talking about development and welfare of the region? Why is it that they always keeping saying "we will give Telengana". Same applies to BJP – it didn’t talk about separating telengana when it was in power, why are they trying to support now? BJP also started supporting other agitations now in other states. Dont we get it? Every party other than the ruling one will try to support – because they can loot more.
The rich becomes richer and the poor becomes poorer.
Rather than asking for seperate state which will only lead to more problems like improper administration and quarrels(both internal and external) and corruption – why not ask for development of the region. We are not asking for it and they are not saying anything about it.
If the question is about dry lands and water, a seperate state meaning diverting waters going to other regions in the state? Or is there really a solution for both the regions that Telengana leaders or people have in mind? If there isn’t a solution for both the regions, separation will only result in fights between the two/three regions. Till now its fight for a seperate state, in future it will be fight for water just like the existing problems between states. Why wouldn’t anyone talk about sharing the resources peacefully with a proper plan?
I read in another Telengana blog suggested by a commenter below and it states jobs and waters are stolen and we will get them back. There might be dispute on waters which can be resolved with proper planning but how can jobs be stolen? Statements like these provoke people to freak-out and create violence. Is this what education and our culture thought us? If we are working in Chennai or Bangalore that means we are stealing their jobs? Isn’t the whole of IT industry stealing jobs from the west?
Some commenters to this post say Hyderabad always belonged to Telengana and Andhra people dont belong to Hyderabad. I dont think so. Telengana doesn’t own Hyderabad. It belonged to Andhra Pradesh since I was born. Telengana itself is a part of Andhra Pradesh just like Rayalaseema or Coastal Andhra Pradesh. If our neighbors Pakistanis say that Kashmir belongs to them because during the British rule if(assume) the British maps showed Kashmir in Pakistan region, now we will give it back to them? Wont you fight to death death for it just like any of us Indians? I am not trying to take a class or something here. Understand the essence.
Chidambaram says "It seems people feel that they are neglected despite speaking the same language". As far as I can see this, this can only add fuel to the fire. Of course they feel so. In spite of looking for a solution and looking into how the people in the region can be satisfied, or instructing the state government to plan development and betterment of lives, the center deliberately gives up? or may be all this is a very good plan to calm down things and may be both the regions are not aware of?
And btw, just for clarity about the other agitations – seperate Andhra, seperate Rayalaseema – these are just tactics as far as I know. I am against the separation of the state in the first place. Forget separation of the state in to 3 pieces.