Need for quick solution to the vexed issue in andhra pradesh, In
The agitation for separate state for Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh and the counter agitation for keeping the state united in the coastal and rayalaseema regions of the state are causing irreparable hard ships to the general public. The central government, the prime decision maker in the matter is keeping the decision on the creation of separate state for Telangana or otherwise pending for years and is contributing to the chaos in the areas.
While it is the bounden duty of the state government to maintain peace and law and order, it has abdicated its fundamental duty towards its citizens and easily gives in to the call of “bandhs” which are aimed at bringing the activities of the citizens to a grinding halt. The moment the agitators call for a ‘bandh’, the state government withdraws public transport halting the movement of people and causing them untold hardship. There is not even an effort to convince the agitators that ‘bandh’ calls cause misery to the general public, especially the poor in the area. One gets a doubt whether there is a government in place with majority of elected leaders opting to resign to champion their own cause and the ministers failing to perform, being busy with their own agendas.
It is high time that the political parties sit together to find a solution acceptable to the people of different regions of the state. It is also time for the central government to start the process of consultation with all the stake holders on the issue of formation of separate state. Since the state government proved unequal to the task of discharging its fundamental responsibility, there is no point in keeping the present government in power. Central rule must be proclaimed to bring the law and order situation in the state back to normalcy.
A state with 80 million inhabitants of predominantly Telugu speaking people which registered high annual growth rates recently has already surrendered its leadership role as an investment destination due to the agitations.
The issue needs a solution with the active role of the central government and keeping the issue on the back burner in the name of wider consultations can lead to serious implications of division among the hearts and minds of peace loving people of different regions of the state.
People of all the regions of the state are digging the past to justify their positions. After all it is time to bury the past and think of a solution that ensures bright future for the people of different regions of the state. Unless solution is worked out with out delay, the divide between the regions have the potential to develop into division between the people which is undesirable.
It is time for action by the Central Government and not time to postpone the issues any longer.