It flashed in my mind this morning!!there are no classes or castes or creeds or gender. geography is the only objective reality, according to b.venkateshwara rao.
The Perspective is very simple. This will be clear to the people who serve or served on the Boards of Companies or Corporations. Let me explain. In a company there are shareholders. Any group that owns or controls more than 50% shares is a majority shareholder. The rest are the minority shareholders. The majority group selects the Board, Chairman, President etc. They make the policies and objectives and they select the projects. They manage the available resources including finances as they see fit.
Any government including the AP government is similar to a typical company. The Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) in the State Assembly constitute Power. The Telangana region has 107 seats and the Andhra region has 187 seats. In any democracy the majority will rule. With the majority, the Andhra MLAs will definitely control every thing!! Any rule by the minority is an aberration and cannot last long.
Also, any party that came to power had more MLAs from the Andhra region than from the Telangana. It is very unlikely that most of the MLAs of the winning party will ever come from the Telangana region. Telangana loses again and again! Under the present setup, this is very natural and there is no escape.
The fact that Telangana is a minority is the ROOT CAUSE for lack of the desired and expected development in Telangana. We cannot develop Telangana unless we fix this root cause.
how should women who hold only 16% or so of all jobs in the state government feel about that? how should the obcs, who constitute, according to various estimates, anything between 46 to 52 per cent of the state's population feel about never having got more than 15%, on an average, of representation in the state assembly? how should the muslims, who make up 9-11% of the population in the state, feel about not getting half as many jobs or one quarter as many seats in the assembly as their share in the state's population?
hope it would also flash in the minds of all women, obcs, muslims, and dalits of telangana one morning that they should move to coastal andhra or rayalaseema if they wish to improve their lives. that should fix the root cause, without any suicides, bandhs, resignations and lot else.
[thanks, telangana development forum, for helping me tide through these very depressing times with much welcome wit and wisdom, many times].