Di­vi­sive Pol­i­tics

India Today - - MAIL -

The Cen­tre has fi­nally de­cided to cre­ate a sep­a­rate state of Te­lan­gana by bi­fur­cat­ing the ex­ist­ing state of Andhra Pradesh (“United Against Te­lan­gana”, Oc­to­ber 21). It is a po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sion to get more votes. But such a move is never good for the coun­try, as di­vid­ing the na­tion on the ba­sis of caste, creed, re­li­gion or lan­guage is un­healthy. This de­ci­sion of the Gov­ern­ment has forced In­dia to take a step back­ward. Be­fore in­de­pen­dence, In­dia com­prised sev­eral small states or re­gions and there was no unity. With much ef­fort, Sar­dar Pa­tel and other great politi­cians gave us a united In­dia. The more the states, the more the prob­lems for In­dia’s progress. MA­HESH KU­MAR, Delhi The wide­spread un­rest that is re­fus­ing to die down even af­ter 65 days in See­mandhra re­gion over the way bi­fur­ca­tion is­sue been han­dled by the UPA Gov­ern­ment is not only a slap o the face of state Congress lead­er­ship but has also left ev­ery­one shocked at the in­sen­si­tiv­ity of Congress in find­ing an am­i­ca­ble so­lu­tion to the prob­lem. The volatile sit­u­a­tion is due to the over- con­fi­dence of politi­cians who have mis­er­ably failed to read the minds of the peo­ple. K. R. SRINI­VASAN, Se­cun­der­abad

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