With the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill in both houses of Parliament, the struggle of people of Telengana for separate state has been victorious. Over a thousand students and youth have laid down their lives for Telengana with hundreds dying by police bullets in their long struggle. These sacrifices and tenacity and determination displayed by people of Telengana have met with success. Central Committee of CPI(ML)-New Democracy congratulates the people of Telengana over this victory.
Tribals, dalits, backwards and minorities constitute overwhelming proportion of the population (91%) of state of Telengana. There have been continuous struggles of these sections, peasants and workers, for land and other rights. It is the land of the Great Telengana Armed Struggle. CPI(ML)-New Democracy is confident that these struggles will scale new heights and score great victories in the state of Telengana.
Formation of Telengana is in no way opposed to the interests of people of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. Anti-Telengana sentiments have been whipped up by ruling politicians of these regions who had amassed huge wealth utilizing their proximity to power and to divert the attention of the people from their issues like displacement of lakhs of peasants and fisherfolks. While concerns of the people of these regions, particularly relating to their safety in Hyderabad, should be addressed, the present stage of movement has been marked by no ill-will among the people of different regions.… Read More