The defeat of the BJP in the elections to the state assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is a clear indication of the people’s discontent and anger at the policies followed by the Modi government and the BJP state governments that have imposed unbearable burdens on the people. These results have shattered the myth of the BJP’s electoral invincibility.
Most of us in the country are aghast at the manner in which such brutal assault is mounted on the university community by the Telangana police in one of the premier Central universities of our country.
Municipal contract workers and employees in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are on a strike for the last ten days. Both the state governments are adamant and are not resolving the just demands of the workers. Left parties leaders from Telangana who were on fast in support of the strike were arrested by the police.
After long procrastination and more than two years after the report submitted by the Srikrishna Committee, the Congress leadership and the UPA government have decided on the division of Andhra Pradesh and the formation of Telangana state. This decision seems to have been impelled by the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. It will give a fillip to demands for separate states in other places