Ansari got forced to say this on Tuesday, as the House was entirely chaotic with the BJP members shouting slogans against businessman Robert Vadra, Congress MPs were shouting back and TDP members were protesting the creation of a Telangana state by displaying shirts with slogans 'Save Andhra Pradesh, Save Democracy'.
Parliamentarians who are supposed to represent the people of this vast country are expected to discuss and debate the various issues faced by the public in an objective manner and arrive at a considered conclusion. However, what they do is to disrupt the proceedings of both the Houses of the Parliament like school children.
They do not allow Parliament to function. In the past there were many instances when they had snatched paper from the hands of ministers. So, Parliamentarians themselves commit the contempt of the Parliament for which a common Indian would be sentenced to jail by these very MPs.
Meanwhile, the ugly forces of casteism, regionalism and communalism are raising their heads. The demand for Gorkhaland consisting of hill districts of West Bengal having majority of Gorkha population has surfaced again. This demand is the result of formation of states on linguistic basis. In the first place, this is not wise on the part of the leaders of India to have formed states on linguistic basis.
The Mughals had a very good administration but their states were not based on linguistic basis but on administrative convenience. For example, the Mughal state of Bangal consisted of the present state of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Bangladesh but the administration remained very smooth.
After the formation of Telangana demand for a separate Gorkhland has intesified. Next day demand will intensify for a separate Bodoland, a separate Jat land, Khalistan, a separate Mopla land, a separate Malabar land, a separate Palghat land and the list is endless. Already, an SP Minister of UP Govt. has demanded a Muslim state in the Western parts of U.P.
This will virtually lead to breaking up of India into countless number of states on the basis of caste, region and creed. With a weak government at the Centre and without a leader of the stature of Sardar Patel who could keep us united, we are indeed heading towards anarchy with regional leaders demanding states like Telangana, Bodoland, Gorkhaland, etc.
We are more guided by caste, creed and regional sentiments rather than by national sentiments, which could also make India a failed state.