The situation in the crisis stricken state of Andhra Pradesh is dramatically changing since two day, as the Telengana Social and Political leaders are one after another are rebelling against the autocratic and selfish attitude of Telengana Rastra Samithi (TRS) Party leaders. The separate Telengana state formation agitation which picked up after the 9 December 2009 statement of Indian Home Minister’s statement for starting the process of Telengana state formation has reached to the extent of paralyzing the Andhra Pradesh state administration till two days ago with the inciting speeches of the leadership of TRS party leaders and with the participation of State government employees belonging to Telengana region in the ‘All Peoples Strike’ since 29 days.
Now the state government employees and people of Telengana region themselves are feeling the pinch of ‘All Peoples Strike’, with the long hours power cuts due to lack of power production, lack of public transportation due to stoppage of Buses and Trains, and with the soaring prices of vegetables and other groceries due to paralysation of Commercial Transportaion and Trucks entering into the Telengana region, carrying goods, which is all done by themselves with the prompting of Politicians.
After participating in the Strike for about two weeks, National Mazdoor Union of the the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transportation (APSRTC) has called off the strike suddenly, in spite of the vehement pressure of the TRS party political leaders fearing that they will lose their jobs, as the authorities have also began to take new contract employees to run the buses and started initiatives to privatize the RTC, as Telengana region employees shown obstinacy not to resume in their duties, till the Saparate State of Telengana is formed.
Similarly the Telengana region Employees who have been aggressively participating in the ‘All Peoples Strike’ since 29 days under the leadership of the TRS party, has suddenly turned the plates on Friday to the utter shock of the TRS party leadership. The Telengana Employees Union Presient Mr.S.Gowda, declared before the press that it is the employees who are loosing everything for participating the the ‘All Peoples Strke’ but not the politicians, who are having rich business establishments to run, and doing part-time politics by pushing them forwards full-time. He stated as if he realized now, that they lost their monthly salary, whereas politicians are enjoying by sitting behind and pushed the employees forward to trouble the government. He realized and goaded his co-employees that if any criminal cases are registered against the striking employees, who are participating in the agitation, it is the employees who will lose their jobs but not the politicians, whom they are supporting. This press statement of the President of Telengana employees has considerably demoralized the TRS party leadership and created jitters among the Telengana politicians.
On the otherside, the Parents of the School and college going Students of Telengana region have also suddenly shifted their stand on particiting in the ‘All Peoples Strike’ and vehemently protesting the TRS political party leadership for its selfish attitude to spoil the studies and carrees of their children by indefinitely closing the schools and colleges of the Telengana region. The parents Associations has represented before the Chief Minister on Thursday to open the schools with police protection to save the academic careers of their children. In support of the Telengana region parents demand for opening of educational institutions, a leading Social Representative of Schedule Castes people of Telengana region M.Krishna had fired on the TRS party leadership for their feaudalistic and autocratic attitude and warned the TRS party leader with severe consequences, if he does not change his attitude of abusing his community people and also if he comes in the way of Telengana School going children, claiming that most of the children who are studying in the Governement schools in the Telengana region belongs to his community and other Schedule Tribes and Backward classes. The warnings of the M.Krishna have also considerably demoralized the TRS party leadership and other Telengana agitators.
From the otherside, the ‘Manyaseema Porata Samithi’ a political organization for the Rights of Schedule Tribes Communities in the State, that has been demanding for formation of saparate ‘Tribal State’ for them, has declared that they do not support the Telengana agitation, and alleged that due to the “All Peoples Strike’ call given by the TRS party resulted in participation of Telengana employees in the stike and closure of Schools and government offices in the Telengana districts, which in turn resulting in lose of the academic career of the students and Children of Tribal communities studying in the government schools at interior villages in the Telengana region. They also vehemently opposing the participation of Telengana employees in the stike and alleging that they are not getting the fruits of welfare schemese offered by the government, as the government offices have not been functioning since last 25 days.
Yet on the other hand, the working class people, and casual labourers who have been facing considerable loss to their daily earnings due to lack of construction and other daily labour works have been virtually abusing the TRS party leadership for the hardships being faced by them, as the business people due to lack of power keeping their establishments closed and realtors have also stalled their construction activities since long time as no buyers are coming to purchase flats and houses in the Hyderabad city and in surrounding areas, with the on going Telengana agitation.
So the overall the situation seems to be turning against and discouraging for the TRS party ledership and other Telengana political agitators, as the general public, small business people, daily wage workers of Telengana region are showing great apathy towards the agitation, as it is causing great hardships, financial loses to them. The ground reality is, Telengana people are gradually realising that even if Telengana State is declared after few years, it will be beneficial only to the politicians and their family members to wield the power, but not the common man, as the agitating leaders are making unrealistic promises and showing heaven in their palms to the innocent Telengana people.