With a heavy heart I am saying goodbye to the state in which I am living from five years. Henceforth I will be living in Telangana and not Andhrapradesh.
In a country where great poets like Kuvempu and Rabindranath Tagore talked about being a global citizens rather than limiting ourselves to our caste, creed or Language, the people of Andhrapradesh have decided to divide further thus increasing the pieces of India. I am afraid how many such more surgeries our mother India has to undergo!
In a time when cities like Mumbai and Bangalooru have become cosmopolitan and not only people from allover India but also people from all over the globe are residing in such places, here we are dividing a state which has one major language Telugu to two parts and looking at the identity of a person by his place of origin and not by his qualification or character.
I always wondered when it does not make any difference for a Hyderabadi to find job in Bengalooru and work there, and a bengaloorean to work in Hyderabad how is it going to make any difference by dividing state to two or three parts??
But local people do understand the issue and hope that bifurcation will solve their problems. Now that Chandrababu Naidu will be the chief minister for the residual state of Andhrapradesh, even I am under the feeling that Hyderabad should have been a part of that state. Looking at the irresponsible comments KCR makes I wonder how can he ever do justice to the people.
So now even though we continue to stay in the same house my address will be changed. Now onwards I need to scroll down to select my state of domicile!!
As they say ‘what ever happens, happens for good’ Lets still be optimistic and hope Telangana prospers like never before and all those people who sacrificed their lives voluntarily or by force will rest in peace.