Thursday, January 07, 2010

Lagadapati Calls for Referendum

Maverick Vijayawada MP, Lagadapati Rajgopal had called for a Referendum throughout the state to decide which district would want to separate. He also claimed that not more than 10% would like to separate. He spoke to press persons on Wednesday (6th January) at his house in New Delhi. He said that he had independently conducted a survey throughout the state.

First of all, was referendum conducted when Hyderabad State (Telangana) was merged with Andhra State ?? NO. Then, why are the politicians now talking about referendum ?? Referendum is completely ruled out.

How feasible is another State Re-Organization Committee (SRC)?? 1st SRC was completely against the merger of Hyderabad State and Andhra State but still due to the pressure from Andhra Politicians at that time, the merger took place. What is the guarantee the same would not happen again ?? Can we trust Andhra politicians who are well known in breaking it ?? NO.

Only solution before us is a peaceful formation of Telangana State with Hyderabad as its capital. Hyderabad was the capital of erstwhile Nizam state and so, by default, it should be the capital of Telangana State. Hyderabad is itself in the heart of Telangana and so, there is no question of making it a Union Territory or Combined Capital City.

All Hyderabadis, irrespective of whether they are from Telangana or Andhra would still be Hyderabadis. Either KCR nor Lagadapati can change that. The only change is that Hyderabad would be the capital of Telangana State.

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