Tag Archives: TRS

Telangana: Congress Party’s Election Gambit

In a deft move, Congress Party has declared that it is in favour of constituting a Telangana state. Apparently the leader of the ruling coalition expects to outmaneuver the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other political formations and win good number of seats from the region. Perhaps the Congress strategists […]

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Is Division of AP Imminent?

Rumour mills are working overtime. The story doing the rounds is that the division of Andhra Pradesh is imminent. There are several variants to the story, depending on from whom you hear it. But the main theme runs like this: Sonia Gandhi has taken a decision to divide Andhra Pradesh. The basis for this decision […]

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Headlines Today Discussion on Telangana

Here is the link to the Headlines Today report and the discussion that followed it. I participated in the discussion. http://headlinestoday.intoday.in/programme/congress-tries-to-suppress-telangana-movement-with-an-iron-fist/1/280244.html   While you are here, please take a few seconds to participate in the poll.  

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వేర్పాటువాద తిమిరంతో సమరం

తెలంగాణ మీద అభిమానానికి విభజన వాదం గీటు రాయి కాదు. విభజన వాదం వేరు, తెలంగాణ మీది మమకారం వేరు. ఈ రెండిటినీ ఒకటిగా చూపించి పబ్బం గడుపుకోవాలని వేర్పాటువాద నాయకుల ప్రయత్నం. అయితే ఈ రెండింటికీ వైరుధ్యం లేదని, విశాలాంధ్రలో మన ప్రాంత ప్రయోజనాలు సురక్షితమని తెలంగాణ ప్రాంతంలో ఉన్న అసంఖ్యాక విశాలాంధ్ర వాదులు తమ అభిప్రాయాన్ని బహిరంగంగా వెలిబుచ్చడానికి సంకోచించకుండా ధైర్యంగా ఇక ముందుకు రావాలి. చరిత్ర, ఆర్ధిక గణాంకాలు, భాష, సంస్కృతి, సంప్రదాయాలు, […]

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Introduction : Refuting An Agitation

  This book is an effort to carefully examine the claims, assertions, and allegations that are made by the separatists in Telangana. These have gone unexamined for a long time. Therefore, they went unchallenged and unquestioned. Not only those who want the state to be divided believed them to be true but also those who […]

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Shinde’s Rebuff to Separatists

The statement by Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Union Home Minister, at the monthly press briefing is a clear rebuff to the agitators who want the state of Andhra Pradesh divided. The head of Tealngana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the political party that is in the forefront of  the so called Telangana movement has been saying that […]

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Response to the Responses

After reading all these comments, today I am more convinced than ever that there is little to say in a serious way in favour of the division of the state. I did not come across even a single fact or an argument that made me review or rethink any of the arguments I had advanced. […]

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Q&A With Parakala Prabhakar in Business Standard 10-7-2011

“They want you to believe all those who love Telangana should demand a separate state. And, those who want a united Andhra are anti-Telangana. This should be decoupled. One can be a well-wisher of Telangana and yet want a united Andhra. More importantly, all those who are in favour of a separate Telangana state need […]

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One Cheer for Each!

Quite soon after the 2004 general elections, local bodies polls were held in the state of AP. I wrote this after the results of the polls were out, analysing the message contained in the poll results.

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