For the first time in history of free India the District Court of Rangareddy in Andhra Pradesh has ordered the local police station to register a case under Section 420 of Indian Penal Code against Union Home Minister Mr.Shushil Kumar Shinde and former Home Minister Mr.P.Chidambaram for allegedly committing the offence by giving false promise on the issue of separate Telangana state.
Perhaps general public was not aware about such provision in a law. The Public Representative Act provide if a public servant makes a promises which is in writing and not fulfilled causing direct harm to the complainant then under the said Act can register a complaint only in a High Court. Mr.P.Chidambaram then as a Union Home Minister made promise on 09-12-2009 that for the formation of separate Telangana State the process will start soon. After three years the present Union Home Minister Mr.Shushil Kumar Shinde on 28-12-2012 promised that within one month solution to the issue of separate Telangana would be found out.
But even now Mr.Shinde has said the Government needed more time to settle this issue. The problem that the Centre is facing that Andhra comprises three regions (1) Royalseema, (2) Coastal Andhra, (3) Telangana. The two region Royalseema and Coastal Andhra are dead set against the split of Telegu state. The Telangana region is also a Telegu speaking area. But the formation of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand as regional states out of Hindi states fanned the dormant demand of separate Telangana. The UPA Government and its leading party the Congress party do not want to annoy the people of 2 regions for the sake of one region.
The BJP just to make foot hold in a region on the regional aspiration to take political advantage in the coming elections has extended full support of the demand of Telangana. The Central Government should give up lukewarm attitude on the Telangana issue and should come out with definite decision of ‘yes or no’. Andhra is a first linguistic state of India carved out much earlier than the states reorganization commission and linguistic new states in 1956. The Telegu peoples demand was actually for their identity than for a separate state.
The Telegu areas were divided in the old Muslim princely state of Nizam Hyderabad and some Telegu speaking areas were part of then Madras Presidency (now Tamil Nadu). In Hyderabad the Urdu and in Madras Presidency the Tamil were in use and in dominant position. The Telegu people were treated as 2nd grade people on both the parts, that is why they were eager and anxious to have a Telegu speaking Andhra state. Now most of the people of Andhra want to retain their Telegu identity at all cost. The demand for Telangana is a sore point in Telegu pride.