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Telangana State – Very Close to be Real. Part 1 ( history )


KCR leader of TRS emerged as a Hero in the recent Agitation for Rights of Telengana People.

Is the state of AP at the verge of replaying  what happened  40 years by the Jai Telengana Movement led by Late Channa Reddy, in late sixties. It was the Congress Party in Power in State aswell as in the State same like this time in 2009-10. The difference today is Congress did not have the type of opposition it has today to tackle in the  Parliament and  assembly. It will be difficult for Congress to keep mum this time, there will be action now.

This time it was TRS Telengana Rashtria Samitihi leader Chandrasheker Rao, who in past several years right from his breaking away from TDP due to political differences with its leader Charndrababu Naidu, formed a political party to raise the issue of Telangana and fight for the rights of the people of  Telengana. Congress was in Opposition then, and Congress was happy that this is a blessing in disguise to get the power back from TDP which was ruling from 9 odd years due to efficient administration, and popular schemes of Chandra Babu Naidu and his image of a CEO of the State making his popular internationally.

Telengana  Region  has its share of  history of discrimination by the powerful Andhra Business Community, and the officials and the political leaders who mostly hailed from  Coastal Andhra or  Rayalseema regions of AP,  headed the helm of affairs in the State since the time it was formed in 1956 by re organization of states on the basis of Language in the period of  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

The Congress Party was not willing to take any chance and was desperate to defeat Chandra Babu Naidu and get the most important sate in south India to Conquer the Power at the Centre by defeating the BJP and its allies the NDA in 2004. 

Chandrababu Naidu had major set backs when is was to face the elections in 2004 both for Parliament and as well as the State, one the Farmers dissatisfaction on the power and irrigation issue, secondly the govt employees was fedup with him for Head Master stlye of fuctioning.

The Minorities who were deceived by him as he fought the elections with out an alliance with the BJP,  on gaining numbers traded with the numbers won due the votes of Muslim Minorities in the Elections to gain he political grip on the NDA and compromising on Gujrat Roits and Narender Modi govt.

TRS became the allie of Congress and defeated the TDP with a land slide victory but the TRS was not impressive it got the support of the Congress votes and advantage due to alliance with the Congress.

The honey moon was not long and kCR had  resigned with his colleagues from the central Ministry in UPA. Soon he shifted to BJP and then to TDP and then Joined hands with almost all forces in the Political arena, to keep the TRS active. There were allegation with in the party with leaders leaving TRS and raising allegations of corruption and sale of Tickets within the party for the contesting the MLA and MP elections. There were times when the Head Quarters of the TRS had become centre of all controversies and times was deserted for months.

The failure to impact in the Elections in 2009 Assembly and Lok Sabha. The party saw erosion of its political base and the sentiments on telengana and the sympathiser was not reaching the polling station to vote for TRS. Some how the party was getting isolated and loosing its grip on its cadre and many a times the cadre turned against the leader and other leaders of  TRS for inciting sentiments and not doing enough to support the cause of Telengana.

Then came the Hunger Strike and the student Agitation in Osmania University in the State Capital of Hyderabad in the month of Nov 2009 which changed the whole dynamics of the agitation for Telengana.    

 The Agitation all these years which was peaceful suddently took a voilent turn with actions of damage to the property and loss of lifes due to self amolition of supporters of TRS and stundents in favour of formation of Telengana State. There was a moment when the TRS leader broke his fast in the early statges of his fast and the state saw reaction and burning of afiggies of TRS leader Chandrasheker Rao and protests against him.

When he gave a statement that he was forcefully made to break the fast by the doctors the matter subsided and the momentum for the agitionwent in to a serious mode with KCR continueing his fast putting pressure on the Ruling Congress Party.  Ultimately congress giving in for the demand instructed the state govt to table a resolution in favour of formation to recommend a State of Telangana to value the aspirations of the people of Telangana with a statement by the Home Minister Mr. P Chidambaram late night on 9th of Dec 2009, which triggered celebrations in Telengana and made KCR and the agitators heros of the Agitation. How real and how quick this will happen is to be seen.

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