Bangalore, July 31: The days are not far away when any International airport in the country would read this welcome placard. Telangana formed, Gorkhaland boils and the nation is yet to contest the awaited debate over the formation of Vidarbha, Saurashtra, Bodoland, and Harit Pradesh. How well are we prepared for this change in the geo-political divison of the country? is the next question.
While there is mixed reaction of the public on facebook, politicians are sure that it is for the good of the nation. Congress supporters from Telangana hailed the CWC's decision as historic and thanked Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha congratulated the people of Telangana over their 56-yar old struggle for a separate state.
"Telangana struggle is people's struggle for self identity, self respect and self rule. Hundreds of people sacrificed their lives," he said.
However, some of the leaders have reached a state of self-denial. Congress leaders from the Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra regions) believe that the decision was unfortunate. L. Rajagopal, Congress MP from Vijayawada, was confident that the state will remain united and the bill will be ruled out.
While the opposition TDP is yet to comment, the BJP state president G Kishan Reddy asked Congress to clarify how much time would it take for the formation of the Telangana state. Welcoming the decision was CPI. K. Narayana, its state secretary, formation of the state should be done as soon as possible.
Fanning the demand for separate states in West Bengal, Maharashtra and Assam, the TElangana issue, has attracted a lot of opinions by the leaders in these regions. While calling a bandh for three days, GJM chief Bimal Gurung said if the Centre announced a Telengana state, then it should also declare one for Gorkhaland.
"Our demand for Gorkhaland is older than the demand for Telengana. If the Centre announces a Telengana state then it should also declare a Gorkhaland state," Gurung said. He also threatened to resign from the post if his demands were not fulfilled.
Similar are the cases of Bodoland and Saurashtra.