The much awaited decision on Telangana has finally been taken. For some reason, I don’t feel much jubilation ( I hail from Telangana). This decision long pending was taken not in parliament or state assembly but by a group CWC (Congress working committee) and later endorsed by UPA. Did we miss the bus?
No one has a consensus on what the people really want or how they want the bifurcation of the state to take place. The decision is taken so close to Elections that it leaves no time for anyone to adjust. We have seen enough agitation in Telangana and now its turn of other side! Staying unified or separating, we will just remain spectators to this partition rather than participants. we missed the bus again..
Going into the brief history……
When ” The gentleman’s agreement” was not respected, we missed the bus.
When Nagarjunasagar dam was constructed submerging one region and watering another, we missed the bus.When Jurala project conceptualized at the same time as Nagarjunasagar but was only completed recently, we missed the bus.
when Nalgonda, in spite of having Nagarjunasagar in it, is suffering from Fluoride contamination, we missed the bus.
When drought gripped the state, many villages migrated to Bombay, Pune for work, we missed the bus.
When many students were going to Karnataka, TN for Engineering education due to less collages here, we missed the bus.
When we allowed Naxalites to boom owing to bad governance, we missed the bus.
When we did not fight for GO 610, we missed the bus.
When we allowed many graduates emigrate to other countries, we missed the bus.
when IT boom was not equally distributed among all regions, we missed the bus big time.
When agriculture was becoming too harsh on farmers over decades, we missed the bus.
When we allowed the government to sell lands around Hyderabad to fund government programs, we missed the bus.
When Manjeera river water meant for irrigation were diverted to Hyderabad for drinking water, we missed the bus.
When we over-jammed the limited roads of Hyderabad with traffic, we missed the bus.
When we allowed to give people alternatives to Hyderabad, we missed the bus.
When we did nothing to the drought affected districts of the state, we missed the bus.
When we allowed some secessionist ideas of some party for its own gains, we missed the bus.
When allowed that to seep into students, people, we missed the bus.
When we did not do anything to win the confidence of people we missed the bus.
When we let that be decided by a single person, we missed the bus.
Watching all the drama of UPA deciding the bifurcation, I have many doubts.
Is it another ploy of covering up their bad governance over these 9 years ?
Is it a ploy to win voters in the next election?
Is it to split the vote one more time and weaken the only strong opposition in the state – TDP?
May be, but We again missed the bus.
What ever has happened is difficult to digest but it has happened and we the total state more as spectators are part of it. Though having same language we missed to assimilate into one or we have been drugged to feel different.
Hyderabad like any other metros is overcrowded, polluted and noisy. And this is not the ideal way to create an alternative to it. Though administratively we may get divided but we have to work together for our collective development and well-being.