Actor-turned-politician M. Murali Mohan on Friday favoured division of the State early so that people of different Telugu-speaking regions could concentrate on development.
Talking to reporters here, he said: “It is better to separate like brothers in a joint family wanting to live separately instead of bickering. Whether it should be bifurcation or trifurcation, a decision should be taken once and for all,” opined the actor who had taken part in the ‘Jai Andhra’ movement of the 1970's. “Development in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu was not affected after the division of the composite Madras State,” he pointed out.
He felt that there might be trouble initially. After 10 years or so Andhra with its vast coastline from Tada to Ichapuram would be in the forefront of development, he opined. “Let us concentrate on developing our cities and towns in the region,” he added. Mr. Murali Mohan felt that TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu with his administrative acumen could put the State back on the path of development that had been affected by political uncertainty and ‘misrule’ of the Congress government.