Creation of smaller states like Telangana is in the interest of the country
With Lok Sabha passing the Telangana Bill, very soon the 29th state will officially come into existence in the country. It was a long pending demand of people from Telangana region to be separated from rest of the Andhra. This is not the first time a state has been bifurcated. It had happened earlier also. However, the question remains, whether the creation of smaller states like Telangana is in country's interest?
"The people of Telangana have been struggling since last 60
years for Telangana, and its a genuine case for making a new
state. The Congress has taken a very right step in making
Telangana. I will say that majority of Telanagan state
consists of majority of weaker sections like Dalits, OBC's and
minorities, who were having feeling of being exploited. They
were struggling from a very long time. I think it's the right
Afzal, Spokesperson, Congress
"Other constituencies will also demand for smaller states.
Division of a state spread disunity. We don't think that the
creation of Telangna is necessary in order to preserve the
interest of the people. We don't support division of the
Saugata Roy, MP, Trinamool Congress