Telangana... Te langa na ...Telan gana ...Telugu gana .. Telugugana ( in political arena) -- Fuming and fretting of Peasant Shankar Dada
Fouling mouth, wandering leg won't keep quiet.Idle brain is house of devils.I can add one more thing - writing hand also won't keep quiet.If idle brain has the habit of writing then result could be these kind of posts.I want to discuss few recent and blatant improvements on telangana.
Telangana - this 9 letter word in english, 4 letter word in telugu, 10 districts in andhra pradesh region is always as fresh as blood in veins.I strongly feel that I deserve the right to write or fight on telangana.
Telangana is group of 10 districts. Which includes warangal, karimnagar, nizamabad, adilabad, medak, mahaboob nagar, nalgonda, khammam, hyderabad and Rangareddy.This telangana was ruled by Nizam.It got independence in 1948 even though India got independence in 1947.States are formed based on linguistic basis.For this purpose State Reorganization commission was formed in Nehru's ruling.It was headed by Fazal Ali.It also called Fazal ali commisson.
State Reorganization Commison(SRC) was not supporting merger of telangana with Andhra.They have doubts about the following things.
1.Major revenue is from Telangana but it could be misutilized.
2.Rivers Krishna and Godavari are heading from Telangana but dams could be constructed in Andhra.
3.Major portion of jobs can be filled by Andhra People as telanga area is backwarded.
Ignoring all these considerations Andhra Pradesh was formed on 1st Nov 1956.Gentelmen's agreement provided with telangana and andhra members with guide lines of Telanga and Andhra development.
Telanga was quiet for nearly 15 years.The first turmoil was in 1969.
It was 1969.A great turmoil in the state.It started in Osmania University, Hyderabad.Telangana people are in despair that all guide lines , terms and conditions mentioned in Gentlemen' s agreement were not implemented properly.Many people took active role in that agitation.It is historical violent agitation in history.It took lives of 360 people.Leader from congress Marri Chenna Reddy formed Telangana Praja Samiti and contested in 1971 loksabha elections.It won 10 out of 11 parliament seats.
But after that in 1971 Telangana Praja Samiti merged with Congress.Telangana agitation disappeared.Marri Chenna Reddy announced that "As there is no sincerity and honest in cadre.No dedication of the cadre towards Telangana agitation.So we are merging this party with congress". After that Marri Chenna Reddys role.
Governor of Uttara Pradesh ( 1974 - 1977).
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh ( 1978 - 1980).
Governor of Punjab ( 1982 - 1983).
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh ( 1989 - 1990).
Governor of Rajasthan ( 1992 - 1993).
Governor of Tamilnadu (1993 - till death).
Still I wonder whether he is boon of Telangana people or curse of telangana people.This was first
and major blow to Telangana.Many people including supporters and sympathisers of Indira Gandhi strongly believe that she succeded in supressing telangana agitation.
Wounded telanga is getting soothed.Ofcourse meanwhile many changes and miracles happened on Andhra Politics.In 1983 Rama Rao plunged into politics.The foray of this messiah of masses give huge success and became chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.As every one aware after NTR became chief Minister he was removed from the seat by Nadendla Bhaskar Rao.Again there is agitation , assembly dissolved and re elections. NTR became chief minister second time.
NTR was chief Minister during term 1983 - 1984
Nadendla Bhaskar Rao (1984 Aug - 1984 sep )
NTR (1984 - 1989).
After that 3 chief Ministers in between 1989 - 1994.
Marri Chenna Reddy ( 1989 - 1990)
Nedurimalli Janardhan Reddy ( 1990 - 1992)
Kotla Vijayabhaskar Reddy ( 1992 - 1994).
Again RamaRao back to Chief Minister's office with 2rs for Kg rice, probation of alchol.
NTR (1994 - 1995)
Again NTR was removed from his seath.Some believe it is revolution others belive it is backstabbing.Still people drag Chandra Babu Naid to mud for that backstabbing.
Chandra Babu Naidu (1995 - 1999).
But this time people also ignored NTR for loosing his CM post.It could be because of no support of family members (so called ).People might have not digested the fact of his second marriage with Laxmi Parvati.It could be people took it easy.
NTR unveiled the treachery of Chandra Babu Naidu.He shouted again contested in subsequent 1996 parliament elections with Lion Symbol.As symbol didn't reach the public or he is not able to campaign because of health or any reason he couldn't make impression in politics.Very soon he died of heart attack.After his death again people made him hero.Many people exploited his name for many reasons.Some of them for mileage in cinemas and others in politics.His last chapter was very tragedy.Some people believe that he had procession in tirumala streets which can be done only for Lord Venkateshwara.That could also be curse for his action.Whatever it may be rest is past.
Now Chandra Babu era begins.I don't discuss many things about Chandra babu here as this post is related to telangana.Chandra babu has his own impression on Telugu Desam Party and Andhra Pradesh.He started implementing economic reforms.He tried to succedd attract foreign investments to AP some extent.He was renowned as Hitech Chief Minister, great administrator, apara Chankya, good leader.Most of the middle class people , youth appreciated his thoughts and encouraged and supported him.Time is not same for all time. in 1999 elections he contensted with bjp alliance.Post cargil war success it was clearly vajpayee wave. People are also voted for Telugu Desam Party.
Babu into Chief Minister office second time 1999 - 2004 with magic figure to form government.Till that every thing looks fair.Mean while Yedaguti Sandinti Rajashekar Reddy was making his own impression as strong opposition leader in assembly.Fighting against problems of the people.In 1999 elections when Babu became CM , YSR succeded in becoming strong opposition with 91 seats.Slowly congress getting improved in state headed by the leadership of YSR.Sonia also extended full support to YSR.
As Abraham lincoln says "if you want to test a person character you have to give him power".Power slowly changes the people.Chandra Babu is not an exception for this.Besides this there was drought in the state for consecutive 7 years.Things are getting changed with time.Meanwhile BJP was in support of formation of two states.But Babu strongly opposed as coaliation with BJP led NDA government.In 2000 congress party MLAs from telangana region started telangana agitation and formed Telangana Congress Legislators forum.YSR supported them.
In 2001 Kalvakunta Chandrashekar Rao (So called KCR) formed a party with ultimate goal of forming telangana state with Hyderabad as capital.He took the support of naxalites, youth, intellectuals from telangana.It is Telanga Rashtra Samiti.To come into power and defeating Chandra Babu Naidu as he is opposing telangana , TRS joined with congress.All of them are contested together in 2004 elections.Congress was supporting telangana before 2004 elections.
Post landslide victory of Congress alliance parties, congress got huge majority to form government.Congress formed government in state and central.Even though TRS got 4 MPs they could get 2 central ministers.In state also they joined in the government.Telanga people are elated with success of congress and as well as telangana.They expected development.It happened in other way.From 2004 to 2006 KCR is bound to delhi with supposed lobbying.Reciting telangana mantra in public meetings , president speech, sonia gandhi speech.He was minister with out portfolio for some time.He had more importance at Sonia Gandhi rather than YSR.He could get an appointment easy.
In between 2004 and 2006 slowly one by one MLA s from TRS started agitation against KCR.Revolted from TRS.In 2006 suddenly TRS withdrew the support from congress.KCR resigned to his parliament seat.Here gambling game starts.Contested in Karimnagar Parliament elections mentioning it as Referendum on telangana.He got victory with huge majority of 2 lakh votes.He got excited with this.Applied same technique one more time by resigning all TRS mlas 16 out of 26.Meanwhile YSR started implementing all public welfare schemes.When TRS resigned telangana congress leaders opposed him to contest in Telangana.But he took daring step and contested.Could succeed in 4 seats.This gave him morale boosting.TRS could get better voting percentage alone.
Again new turmoil in politics with plunge of Megastar chiranjeevi into politics.His foray created turblence in ruling party congress and opposition party Telugu Desam.Many leaders from Andhra telugu desam party quit and joined with Chiranjeevi's new party Praja Rajyam.A group of community which is reserved vote bank for congress was shifted to Praja Rajyam.So again political veterans YSR and CBN tried to stop this wave.Now TRS became the key player in Telangana.
Now ball is in KCR's TRS court.KCR has the option to choose congress, telugu desham , praja rajyam and BJP.As these are major parties in state and central.But as YSR already suppressed telangana factor and kept away KCR.So KCR was neglected by congress.Now KCR has two paths.One is with TDP Chandra babu Naidu and Praja Rajyam Chiranjeevi.This time BJP is looking for coalition with either of these two parties.Telangana factor is weakened with so called revolutionaries of trs and defeating in bi elections.Now He played hi drama with both parties.Finally Chandra babu voowed communists and trs. Grand alliance is formed.Alliance has only one common agenda to defeat YSR.Apart from that every one has their own agenda.
As from sources every one has their own agenda.
Communists has agenda of united andhra.
Chandra babu has agenda of becoming chief minister.
TRS has agenda of making deputy chief minister of his son.
Some monetary transactions took place.Prajarajyam is weakened in Telanga as not much impact in Telangana.Every party has moved away from BJP.BJP prime minister candidate L K Advani promised Telangana in 100 days after coming into power.
In between 2008 and 2009 Devender Goud who secures 2nd position in Telugu Desam party resigned and formed new party Nava Telangana Praja Party.Later renamed to Nava Telangana Party.But it doesn't have major impact.As he enjoyed all highest posts in telugu desam.So people didn't trust him enough.So he merged with Praja Rajyam.
The alliance of trs with TDP was not digested by many telangana activists.Naxalites opposed it.Telangana intellectuals condemend.Telangana extremists and activists discontinued their support.Youth are moved to Praja Rajyam Party.TRS supremo KCR has brought his family son, daughter, son-in-law s into Telanga movement.Each one of them is ready to contest either for assembly or parliament.Many leaders who carried flags lacked recognition.Ofcourse no party is exception for this.But I don't want to blame other parties as they are not movement based parties.Other way may be power based parties.When I am writing this post there is high drama is going on between seats sharing in grand alliance.
I have many doubts and questions of this telangana movement.
Is it burning telangana or burning telangana issue ?
Is it political unemployment of politicians ?
Is it for awakening people or making fools ?
Is it for benefit of telangana people or telangana politicians ?
Do we get telangana alone with politics and seats ?
Why these parties won't fight for telangana ?
How Andhra Pradesh formed because of fasting of potti sriramulu ?
Did any time these telanga parties fight for telangana issues ?
Why family members of leaders with posts in telangana parties ?
Do we just want telangana or do we have blue print for development ?
Why people don't vote for BJP when it supports telangana ?
I recall few incidents and experiences which I never forgot in my life.
When TRS formed with single agenda of telangana one of my grand pas told " these all telangana parties just for politics.If telangana had come it would have happened in 1969.When Telangana Praja samiti founded by Marri Chenna Reddy got 10 out of 11 lok sabha seats.He never had hope of forming telangana.Ofcourse he is no longer but his words echoed all the time".
One of my uncles who was at pinaccle of his career during telangana praja samithi movement.He actively participated in Jai Telangana agitation.He spoiled his career.
I had cousin who is very good observer of politics, wisdom in politics, education.He is governncesment teacher.But he is strong supporter of Telangana.In 2004 to 2008 whenever KCR / Narendra puts deadline for Telangana he was always day dreaming of telangana.Like that he was fooled for infinite times.Every time there is ray of hope for him when president mentions in his speech, something about telangana is mentioned in assembly.He was strongly believing telangana will be formed till end of 2008.I donno still he is in same trans.
I was staying with room mate who was from Vizag.He was mentioning that they had notion that telangana people won't pay taxes.
Telanga people spend more money for boozing rather than any thing else.