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Updated: September 13, 2013 13:44 IST

Vijayawada students concerned over bifurcation

Sumit Bhattacharjee
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A student raising ‘Samaikyandhra’ slogans during a rally protesting against the CWCs decision to bifurcate the State, in Vijayawada on Thursday. Photo: V. Raju
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A student raising ‘Samaikyandhra’ slogans during a rally protesting against the CWCs decision to bifurcate the State, in Vijayawada on Thursday. Photo: V. Raju

The young minds in Krishna District are not only concerned about the loss of their academic semester due to the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation but are also troubled with the idea of bifurcation of the State.

Apart from wearing a worried look when in comes to the academic year and campus placement, which they believe has been hit hard, they feel that the State should be held together for the proper development of people in both the regions. Speaking to The Hindu a couple of engineering students not only vented out their feelings towards the issue but also came out with innovative solutions to solve the matter.

A third-year CSE student of a private engineering college A. Prithvi feels that the politicians for a change should think differently.

According to her, instead of thinking of bifurcating the State into two regions the policy makers should think of breaking the huge districts into smaller ones so that they can be governed by smaller governing bodies.

“This will not only be good for administrative purpose but also generate a lot of local employment. Even the development would be better,” she said.

Ms. Prithvi feels that the bifurcation will not only create bad blood among the people from both the regions but many unwanted problems such as water sharing, equitable distribution of assets and sharing of power would crop up.

Fourth year IT student P. Vijayalakshmi opined that the Andhra people had contributed a lot for the development of Hyderabad and it would not be just to snatch away the twin cities by the stroke of a pen. “If division was inevitable, make Hyderabad a separate state and none of the regions should have a say over it. Let the rightful people who contributed to its development enjoy its status. And let both the regions build their own capital cities,” she opined.

She further added “we already lost one semester in this academic year and it is just because of clash of ego between a few politicians.

“Whatever be the decision, we hope that is taken quickly before we lose one full year,” she pointed out.

P. Goparaju a fourth year ECE student was more pragmatic in his approach. “Give union territory status to Hyderabad and be done with, as to build a new capital the concerned government would be utilising the hard earned public fund only. And moreover, by the time a new capital comes up we would become grandfathers,” he said.

Final-year ECE student M. Uday Kumar pointed out, “Last year, our friends at Osmania University lost one full year due to this agitation, let’s not repeat it. We are suffering due to the political aspirations of a few persons.

The bifurcation will result to high security problem for both the states.”

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