Help spread the truth about Telangana region of India. Since 1956, when Andhra and Telangana merged, Telangana has gotten the short end of the stick in terms of natural resources, funding and representation in government. Though two major rivers have their sources in Telangana, irrigation projects divert the precious water to other areas. The feelings have often spilled over into violence, and in 1969, 400 people died in Telangana-related violence.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Amar, Javadekar join pro-Telangana stir; slam Centre

(Courtesy : http://www.ptinews.com/news/530528_Amar--Javadekar-join-pro-Telangana-stir--slam-Centre)

BJP leader Prakash Javadekar and expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh today shared the stage for the cause of Telangana statehood and accused the UPA government of not heeding to the demand of the people.

The two addressed a rally by pro-Telangana advocates from Andhra Pradesh here. Singh was seen joining Javadekar when the latter raised the "Jai-Jai Telangana" slogan from the dais.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley could not turn up.

Singh, who demanded carving out Poorvanchal, Harit Pradesh and Bundelkhand from Uttar Pradesh, said smaller states were necessary for a faster pace of development.

"When I was the General Secretary of SP, I could not openly support the demand for Telangana in Parliament as the party was against smaller states.

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