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What is fooling the people is that the basis / root cause for the demand could not be discussed ,could not be rectified by the Govt in 60 years and how will it happen now.If it can happen now why cant it happen without the split with both the top national parties and the local parties supporting the cause.Whose cause is it serving? .If we are talking about self rule in a Democratic country ,then democracy is over.

from:  uday
Posted on: Feb 23, 2014 at 16:58 IST

Whenever such instances like passage of telengana bill takes place parliamentarians who
have some ethics left in them say that democracy has been murdered. It is really shameful
that we still call ourselves a democratic country when un democratic instances happen
repeatedly.How many times democracy can be murdered. Speaker of the look Sabah and.
chair man of the raja Sabah have to be held personally responsible for not putting the houses
in order either by suspending unruly members or debarring them The entire cost of running
the parliament without anything usefully happening should be recovered from the members
and presiding officers. The next parliament is not going to be different People who have
been watching the parliament proceedings are going to follow the so called unruly leaders

from:  L sundaresan
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 14:02 IST

It is a game of national parties to prevent regional parties to grow strong. This political game started now and it will continue in future also. The political game will be masked as smaller states better for development of the regions. British occupied and ruled India becz country was under small rulers. Small rulers can’t be united and they can’t rule center except national parties.

from:  Nazeer
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 11:29 IST

I agree with Massoud, Please vote for TDP in the next assembly and
Parliament elections.I appeal to TDP to prepare a comprehensive road map
for the overall development of residual Andhra Pradesh.Please provide
investment opportunities in Andhra to stop the flight of capital to
Hyderabad,Bangalore and Chennai.

from:  Raghuram
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 08:47 IST

It is sheer selfishness of politicians who presided over dismantling Andhra Pradesh.The MPs from AP are spineless though they have woken up in last minute too late .They should have with drawn support to Govt bringing the Govt to its knees.Some held on to insignificant Ministerial posts who are eaqually to blame.It is not the division that hurts but the emotional scar deviding telugu people.Sub nationalism is a necessity for survival of the language and culture.Telugus should learn from Tamils about the pride in its own language and be proud of its own leaders rather tha admiring and subjugating them selves to other (congress & BJP )leaders
nNothing is lost.Develop other parts industrially,Promote unity amongst people speaking Telugu language,symbols of telugu history ,promote pride in its language people and its heritage and
keep politicians from other states at bay

from:  Valaparla Swarup
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 07:28 IST

It is sad to see the comments made due to individual biases, Some people say that Andhra pradesh sent 32 MPS to Congress. Did you ever consider how many of them wanted Telangana ? This division showed that the reorganization of states on the basis of linguistic majority in 1956 has failed. People then should have listened to Rajaji who was for dividing the states according to administrative viability. We would not have had the skewed growth in states which now want to be separate. If the United Andhra People had to decide on Telangana, given the majority of Seemandhra People, Telangana would never have been achieved. The accusation that national parties cannot decide is wrong, Since only National parties can think about the nation as a whole, whereas regional parties are the reason why India is getting dragged backwards. Please vote for any of the National parties to ensure that we get a stable government at the Centre which can ensure we move out of the current crisis.

from:  senthil
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 07:12 IST

Is Parliamentary democracy upheld with the way the bill is passed ?? Is
democracy all about legality of law,majority votes,backroom discussions
and collusion of opposition party and the ruling party ?? Is it not by
the people,for the people and of the people ?? Can Pepper spray incident
and passage of the bill be compared with blot on democracy,which one is
the real blot ??

from:  Arun
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 06:17 IST

If even Congress had time to this properly Seemandhra lobby would have tried best to
obstruct it and still it would be called a sun democratic. It is just someone vote bank politics
but oppressive style of a christens that created this. There is a lot of difference cultures and
people don't intermarry so how can they live together with one trying overpower and rule
them,

from:  Rajesh Mallipeddi
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 04:47 IST

I am from telangana but i never wanted a separate state.. It is all
political drama.

from:  Pratyusha
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 00:46 IST

its a clear method of passage of bill.. its much needed bill to
telangana as well as andra those who are oppsing is jsut for politicans
created a bad dream to the.... its a democratic way whr passed the
bill..

from:  anil
Posted on: Feb 22, 2014 at 00:35 IST

A long standing demand of Telangana people.The principle opposition and many regional parties supported it.Standing in the podium,pepper sprays and creating pademonium is perhaps more democratic.

from:  Gajanan Taman
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 23:24 IST

Mr.Srini,
the fact that congress's Sonia bullodzed this bill with help of BJP
shows that it is a mockerey of democracy ...the way things happened in LS and later RS

from:  srao
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 20:53 IST

It's mockery of democracy, if Telangana is NOT created. Who says, there is no support for this bill, when Congress & BJP supported it.

from:  Srini
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 18:52 IST

Shame on the congress ... It betrayed the people who have given them maximum MP seats.

from:  Monish
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 17:32 IST

The biggest lesson for all states to learn is keep the National Parties out of your state if you do not want MPs from other states to decide upon your fate. The rest of India should emulate TamilNadu in this respect. United AP gave 32 MPs but not a single MP's voice was heard in the biggest people's forum, the Lok Sabha! And to rub salt on wounds a bunch of unelected old fossils or RSS elders, whose 60 year old agenda it was to divide AP for their own fascist ideals, finally became a reality as the BJP bowed to the RSS's diktat.

from:  mASSOUD
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 17:28 IST

Past few days have been nothing but a mockery of democracy in this great nation.

from:  Prathyush
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 15:30 IST

This whole process of T-bill is very disappointing. If they really
believe in the concept of 'small states to foster development' then
they should have done it much earlier (in their 10 years tenure).
Waiting till the last minute (until the general elections) to take
decisions is clearly showing the sheer political motive behind the
whole process. I am very concerned with many of the current political
parties who are barely concerned about the ethical values and respect
to the constitution. I hope the democracy has strong remedies
incorporated to treat this illness.

from:  Murthy
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 15:24 IST

what a great wonder...people of Andhra Pradesh sent 32 congress MPs to
the Indian Parliament and contributed largely to upa's success in
forming govt. and to rule this country continuously for two
tenures...and this is the gift they got at the end...biggest lesson to
be learnt...congress has cut down the branch on which it is
seating...the entire nation will learn a lesson and will surely teach a
lesson to congress and upa govt.

from:  pavan
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 12:30 IST

Almost all political parties are being run as a limited co. Unless political parties practice inner party democracy, parliament democracy will not survive. Anti defection law & lack of democratic discussion at party fora has created frustration in MPs & MLAs. They vent & display their anger & frustration in house. Before each session parties must have meetings of it's MPs & MLAs to discuss the forthcoming agenda of house & achieve consensus. This will allow parliament to function in proper way.

from:  Col Retd N B Singh
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 11:53 IST

The whole episode in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabhai makes a mockery of the
functioning of the Institution. They are least bothered about the
people or the Country = If the Country has to be divided further into
smaller parts, it will not bother them if they feel it can get them more
votes. Sardar Patel was trying to unify the Country and the biggest
mistake Nehru made was to bow down to pressure and agree to division of
the Country on the basis of language.

from:  Ramaswami
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 11:00 IST

It is unfortunate that the congress party, a party that stood like a rock during the struggle for independence,led by pure Nationalists with a clear ideology and an action plan, has now reached the edge of the other pole, with no vision and methodology. For their short term gains, the leadership took strange decisions successively and all democratic norms and values are thrown into dustbin. These decisions forced the staunch supporters of the party to dissociate themselves. BJP, on the other hand changed its strategy with an ambition to woo voters for electoral gains. As far as AP affairs are concerned, leaders from other states changed the fate of Andhra Pradesh. Time only will make political parties realize the consequences of ill decisions. Their own prescription may cause further ailments. One who had witnessed the proceedings in parliament for the past 5 days may start self questioning why should we vote for these representatives?

from:  P.Krishna Dwaipayana
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 10:49 IST

I heard democracy is "By the people,for the people and to the people.But
the way the parliament functioned in passing of telangana bill amazed me
and made me say "To the power,By the Power and For the Power".Seemandhra
may be the financially loser and congress will be a politically loser
very soon.

from:  Harish
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 10:45 IST

It's very sad to see how Indian system crumbled at the feet of selfish leaders. It's terrible to see the ruling party and opposition party collectively blasting the pillars of Indian democracy. What was stopping Congress party to go for open discussion on the bill?
What made opposition to support the bill in dark?
Does this mean Congress and BJP are evolved from same roots?

from:  Seshu
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 10:22 IST

What to comment on this anarchy... Do you (The Hindu) or any other media in this world raised any questions against Government, except being a spectator. You need your profits and for that the help of Center. The Hindu has lost its glory.

from:  venkat
Posted on: Feb 21, 2014 at 10:00 IST
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