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
The CPI(M) will intensify the struggle against these measures to get them reversed. All parties who have come out against these policies should support the all India protest action on September 20. Unless the Manmohan Singh government rolls back these anti-people measures, it has no right to continue in office.
This cruel blow makes a mockery of all the assurances of the government to take steps to curb price rise. The people of this country will not take such burdens on them quietly.