4. Isn't it detrimental to Indian national unity if small states arecontinuously created?
Out of the 35 states currently in India (28 states and 7 central possessions), 70%are smaller than Telangana. Telangana's population is 30 million plus. There are 25states that are smaller than Telangana. If these twenty-five don't cause nationalunity issues, why would creation of a larger state be any dangerous?
5. What would you do if the backward districts in Telangana want aseparate state of their own after formation of Telangana state?
Backwardness of Telangana is a major reason for the Telangana state demand butnot the sole reason. All ten Telangana districts have same historical background,geographic closeness, cultural commonality, language unity, and mutualunderstanding among the people. These factors are all foundation for unity of thought. Never did the people of Telangana districts express a desire or sentiment tobe separate from the rest of the districts directly or indirectly. There isn't anopportunity for such either. In our country there are some other backward districts invarious states. Are they all demanding a separate statehood? It is meaningless andbaseless argument.
6. Why do people with one language need two states?
If one language, one state is the norm, why do we have 9-Hindhi speaking states?Next to Hindi, Telugu is the most spoken language in India. What is wrong withhaving two states that speak Telugu? Some people claim that Telangana Telugu isn'tthe proper Telugu. Some others say it isn't even Telugu. Why should these peoplethat make fun of Telangana language and ridicule its culture should be objecting if Telangana is separate state?
7. Isn't a separate state, a nation dividing, people separating and demand?
If the desire of a people of a region to have their own state is a divisive act, then allstates formation is a divisive act. In fact language based state formation itself is adivisive act. Same reasons that Potti Sriramulu the architect for separation of Andhrafrom Madras state, presented are the reasons Telanganites want their own state. Thesame argument used by the Andhras in the past is used by Telanganites now. If itwas not an objectionable demand then how could it be objectionable now?
8. How long should states division continue?
States re-organization is a continuing activity in India. Even before Fazal Alicommission this process has started, Example: Formation of Andhra, split fromMadras. It has been continuing ever since, Ex: Eastern states division, Maharastra,Gujrath, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jarkhand, Uttaranchal, Chattisghad.Why should there be any objections for Telangana formation when there were nosuch objections for these states formation?
9. There are other backward areas in the state. Why should only Telanganapeople have a separate state of their own?
Just as Telangana, Rayalaseema and north Andhra have been discriminated. True.But, additionally Telangana has been systemically robbed. Diversion of this regionsnatural resources, water, underground resources and their income to other areas,the robbing of jobs from the region's people, Colonization aren't directed at otherareas. Additionally the Telanganites have been subject to ridicule with respect to thelanguage and the politicians have been looked down upon to the extent they lost