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Andhra's capital should be centrally located
The process of carving out of Telangana from the state of Andhra Pradesh is speeding up. Whatever the obstacles, it should be easily overcome by the UPA Government with their knowledge and intelligence. Even at this time some Andhra leaders including Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is making false and improper statements that they would stop the bifurcation.

Anyhow some are ready to suggest GoM, what they have in their mind to develop the Andhra and Rayalaseema regions as quickly as possible. Following are some views of the people and on behalf of them, I sent the same to GoM as well. The main aim of the people is to select a centrally located place as capital like Vijayawada.

Poll
Is creation of Telangana the right decision ?
Yes :
27.42 %
No :
66.13 %
Can't say :
6.45 %
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1. The new Telangana or Residuary Andhra Pradesh state boundaries would be taken up after consultations with the people in nearby placee. For example take Khammam ,Adilabad, Mahaboobnagar and Nalgonda districts, where many people want to live with Andhra people. Many of these areas have commercial relations and social relations along with them. Before bifurcating the state, the boundaries are most important and these should be according to the people wishes not political leaders.

Regarding electoral constituencies during the delimitation, Andhra has lost 12 constituencies to Telangana. It should be restored. And after that the Andhra Assembly should be constituted with 200 members taking up more assembly constituencies. Andhra should have a special High court and benches. All administrative units should be separate for Andhra state.

2. When Hyderabad is made as joint capital, the importance of Union Government will go to Hyderabad and the Andhra state will continue to lose the benefits and also be deprived of many institutions. If the new Government of some other party comes to power, they will change the modalities as they wish and a chance to local political parties and leaders will come to confuse the people of the region once again.

The duration of the joint capital should be limited to maximum five years. Otherwise works for Andhra state capital would be slowed down and seriousness of the work would be weakened.

3. Whatever a new state will possess, all would be set up in the newly forming Andhra Pradesh state and even more as to make Andhra a role model state. One thing that has to be remembered is that the new Capital should be centrally located in the state and make it more convenient to all places and cities and towns. The Capital should have all modern facilities like International airport and second, a railway junction. If it is a city like Vijayawada or Visakhapatnam,  a Metro rail needs to be sanctioned to cater the needs of people. Already in these two cities more than 500 city buses are plying on more than 100 city routes.

Kerala has three and Karnataka, Tamil Nadu have two international airports each. But in AP there is only one, at Hyderabad. Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati would be made International status without any delay.

4. Andhra state, which was merged with Hyderabad in the year 1956 has not progressed much. In the last three decades, the political leaders have shown interest on Hyderabad, and have hence invested much on it. All the central government investments also only on Hyderabad and in AP, entire development has been centralized. Now Union Government has to focus on Andhra and they have to grant one or two big industries besides some R and D institutions.

All the backward regions of Andhra and Telangana should be allotted funds and industries. The Rayalaseema part of Andhra and North Andhra districts like Vizianagaram and Srikakulam should be given priority and development boards should be set up like Hyderabad Karnataka districts. The dry land areas of Krishna and Godavari districts must be looked into to give special encouragement to set up industries. The Guntur and Prakasm disrtricts should get priority on the lines of Rayalaseema.

In Telangana also Khammam and Adilabad districts should be given much priority in setting up of new industries.

5. Security should be provided to the Andhra people and if necessary, a special act should be taken up.

But, one thing that one should not forget is that after the division, some anti social elements will raise and those elements should be severely dealt with. Already Union Government has been working it out with a special Task force and I hope they will take appropriate security measures.

6. Regarding irrigation projects, some extra care has to be taken, as many irrigation projects are being constructed under Jalayagnam project and all these should be properly allotted water and funds for an early completion.

Polavaram Project being built on Godavari River and which is announced by the CWC as National Project should be endorsed by the Union Government. For an early completion the area which is being drowned (Bhadrachalam area) should be amalgamated with Andhra, which was once a part of East Godavari district.

7. Power generation of Andhra Pradesh mostly depend on Thermal and Hydel systems. Coal and Gas are the natural resources and those should be appropriately distributed by the Union Government. Regarding Hydel electricity, there is a problem of Nagarjunasagar and Pulichintala.

8. Regarding the distribution of assets and liabilities, bigger problems may arise from both the sides and these should be carefully distributed. The Andhra Pradesh Government has spent much on Hyderabad, so as the newly cut down Andhra Pradesh state should be less burdened. Seventy five percent loans should be transferred to Telangana.

9. Distribution of employees and All India Service employees will not be a big issue to be discussed.

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If our leaders were impartial and had ensured equal development of all parts of every State in India, then we would not be having demands like that of Telangana or Gorkhaland etc. which would only disrupt our unity and integrity. However, such has not been the case. When Jaffer Sharif became railway minister, then all the benefits accrued to the State of Karnataka, when Mamata became the railway minister, then all the benefits went to the State of West Bengal and when Nitesh became the railway minister, then all the benefit went to the state of Bihar. This has happened within the States also with some regions which were not well represented in the State Cabinet not reaping the benefits of development. In fact, our leaders have been foolish enough from the very start and instead of creating States on administrative convenience basis, formed the State on linguistic basis giving rise to such anti-national feelings like linguistic feelings, regional feelings, caste feelings, communal feelings etc. In fact, by making reservations on caste rather than on poverty basis, they created deep caste feelings within the Indian societies. At present, it is not more important to create Telangana state or Gorkhaland state etc. but divide U.P. which has more than the population of Pakistan into four states as suggested by Mayawati Govt. The U.P. with its vast population and area is totally ungovernable at present. In fact, we should set a fresh State Reorganisation Commission which should suggest the formation of the States on the basis of administrative convenience. And it is high time that our leaders become impartial in their approach and see beyond their noses. They should try to inculcate nationalist feelings in the mind of the people and shun the politics of casteism, communalism, regionalism etc.
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