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'Telangana state should be there, but definitely not in UPA's way'
Frankly speaking, I am really for a separate Telangana state. The reasons are very simple. I am always for smaller states as in a democracy, regional aspirations always should be respected. Further smaller the state, greater would be effective administration.

I don’t think that a region can be forcibly asked to remain in a particular state. Also I don’t buy the idea that separate state for Telangana defeats the basis of linguistic state formation as decided by Constitution makers. Yes, a state should have same language, but it need not be that there would be only one state for people speaking the same language.

If, this would be the basis, then UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Chhattisgarh etc the Hindi heartland areas should have been one state. Thus along with the language, geographic conditions should also be a criteria.

I too support for breaking states like UP, Bengal, Maharashtra and some other bigger states in to smaller states based on regional and geographic differences and administrative convenience. States should have 15-20 Lok Sabha seats.

Anyway, despite my inclination to smaller states and five decade old demand for separate Telangana state, somehow I disagree the way at present the process of Telangana state formation is going on. Always state reorganizations are made for public interest and with lot of discussions and deliberations.

While carving out a new state, it must be seen that the remaining state must not be subject to any injustice. Thus these issues can be reconciled with positive and amicable discussions mostly on give and take policy.

The Congress in fact is bi-furcating the state purely on political reasons. Its sole intention is electoral gain and that is dangerous. Entire Andhra is burning and a civil war type situation is rising due to earlier flip-flop and this last moment decisive act. 

The Congress should have taken this step taking their party-members, opposition and others just after 2009 election and Telangana should have formed by 2010. Unfortunately this was intentionally delayed and brought into action when election is nearer! Thus things are now viewed differently and emotions are very high.

The Congress is now determined for Telangana formation. BJP too would support this tactically as it wouldn’t be interested for this issue to carry forward to next government which would be most likely NDA government. That time it would be seeking support from both TRS and TDP. Thus if Telangana is formed before the next government, lot of headache would be eliminated.

The bottom line is, this should be a learning lesson for all the parties. Whenever there is state reorganization, one must not mix political interest in that. Such opportunistic politics is not only self damaging but also bad for national interest.

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