Its a comprehensive and scientific analysis
by SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST) Party.
Announcement for Formation of Separate Telangana
And it’s Aftermath
After some political developments in Andhra Pradesh the Central UPA government led by Congress(I) declared at midnight on 10th December 2009,, without consulting any of the concerned, more particularly without taking into confidence the people of Andhra Pradesh, that the process for formation of separate Telangana state would be initiated. As a reaction to this, through out Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra regions of the state we are witnessing a wide spread emotional out burst. Through out the country also demands for separate Bodoland, Goorkha land, Vidarbha, Bundelkhand, Kurg, Sourashtra, Mithilanchal, Haritpradesh, Purvanchal etc.,have come to the fore again. All the political parties are trying to use these unfortunate developments for their petty narrow political ends. When today the people, the exploited majority, in all states and in all regions irrespective of their place of birth or workplace suffering from multifarious problems like sky rocketing prices, unemployment, retrenchment, lay offs, lack of educational and health facilities, poverty, hunger etc. are coming out in united movements, the ruling class through its trusted political agents has connived to divert the attention of the people from the real problem by whipping up regionalism and separatist mentality. They are resorting to a conspiracy of developing mistrust, disbelief and hatred among the people disrupting their united struggle which is the prime need of the hour. However, it is quite heartening that majority people of Andhra Pradesh have not fallen victim to this political game and conspiracy and they are cherishing unity from the depth of their hearts.
Cause for Backwardness and Unemployment
Whether one agrees or not we live in a capitalist society. In this system uneven development of regions is an absolute law, as Great Lenin pointed out long back. This happens because the capitalists prefer to establish their industries in areas where basic facilities like electricity, transport, communications and natural resources are available. Another reason for unequal development is discrimination, partiality and narrow regional mentality shown by all the successive governments and corrupt political leaders of all the parties which work against the justifiable use of the available natural resources. Geographical feasibility is also a point to be considered. These are the reasons for uneven development and backwardness of any region. This phenomenon is not limited to regions alone. This difference is there even among the districts of the same region and among the mandals of the same district and among villages also. If every body demands separation showing this backwardness where will we end up? Surely in the dark medieval ages. As per the law of development of society we advanced from tribes to kingdoms, then to nations. We are to now develop as world socialist society and consequently as an international human society. Separatism is a step backward and reactionary. Fighting for equal opportunities against discrimination is the only solution and not separation. It is worth mentioning here that no leader of any separatist movement not to speak of Mr.Chandrasekhar Rao of TRS has ever developed any movement against the exploitative capitalists for the redressal of problems of the common people about whom they shed crocodile tears day in and day out.
What is required for overall development is a comprehensive plan for scientific utilization of the entire natural resources of the state after proper and exact estimation of the availability of all natural resources like water, minerals, forests etc., While implementing any project priority should be given to backward areas. Concrete steps should be taken to develop educational and health facilities and to create employment opportunities in all the areas. It is possible today by using modern science and technology to provide irrigation even to geographically unfavorable uplands also. But what is lacking is political will and commitment on the part of the so called leaders. The parties which ruled our state, the Congress(I) and the TDP have worked only to safeguard the interest of the capitalists and neglected the backward areas. All problems got aggravated as a result of the policies implemented by these parties. People are thoroughly dissatisfied with the despotic rule of these parties. Taking advantage of this situation parties like TRS have raised the bogie of separate Telangana state. Even some so called intellectuals and students were misguided by such slogans. Communal BJP true to its color and even the pseudo communist parties and naxalite groups were actively involved in this separatist movement. The role of the media is heinous. They are sensationalizing every thing for their commercial benefit throwing all norms of journalism and sense of social obligation to winds. This has further vitiated the whole social atmosphere.
Separate Small States and Development
Some people argue that small states develop well, resources will belong to the locals only, and local leaders will do all good for them, and the locals get employment. But what is the reality? Look at the small states like Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur formed long ago and also Jarkhand, Uttaranchal, Chattisgadh formed a few years back. There is absolutely no development in these states nor is there any hope of development in the future. Small or big every state remains a part and parcel of the existing capitalist system only. Which ever political party forms the government it will only serve the interest of the exploiters. Only gullible persons can expect any thing good from the rulers of the separate small states. Can any one expect uninterrupted industrialization in any new state while industries in the world including our country are getting closed one after another due to the severe world economic recession? Even in Telangana region hundreds of industries have been closed and every day many are getting closed. It is mere illusion if any one thinks that these industries will be opened when separate Telangana is formed. According to official estimates there are three lakh vacant posts to be filled by government in our state since almost two decades. No government is taking any measures to fill up these posts because of the ongoing ban on recruitment. In separate smaller states also the same ban will continue. Who ever rules the new state; they will also follow the same anti people policies of globalization, liberalization and privatization. Hoping that the rulers of small separate states will give up these anti-people policies is height of ignorance.
Will the Problems of the People be solved in a Separate State?
Through out the country including our state a suffocating situation is prevailing. Social, economic, political, cultural, ethical and moral crisis ie., an all out crisis is engulfing. There is no educational and health facility for our people, no employment for millions of our educated youth, no security for our mothers and sisters. Retrenchments and closures of industries are throwing thousands of our workers on to the streets. Suicides of peasants due to debts are going on unabated. Because of capitalist exploitation millions are becoming paupers while a few handfuls are becoming millionaires. This situation is prevailing through out the country, in every state and in every region. In Telangana also the exploitation of the poor by a few rich will become more ruthless after separation. Regional capitalists and business barons will continue their exploitation more severely. No people’s problem will be solved in separate states. Rather every problem will surely get aggravated. Capitalism is the root cause for each and every problem. Capitalists are the enemy and not the people of other regions. This truth must be understood by all the common people; otherwise the real enemies will escape from the growing wrath of the people. For redressal of their problems people should unite and fight against capitalists rulers.
If a separate state is formed, at best a new assembly, secretariat, police head quarters, high court and directorate head offices will be formed which will provide a few extra jobs to a microscopic minority. And for that, the burden of the entire top heavy administrative expenditure will be put on the shoulders of common people. More so in small states people’s movements can be suppressed by the police and administration more easily. People particularly employees, youth and students must realize this very important fact.
United Movement on Common Burning Issues – The Only Way Out
In the past the British imperialist rulers tried to suppress the freedom movement by adopting the policy of divide and rule. In the same way today the domestic capitalist rulers are trying to nip in the bud the democratic mass movements of the people by diverting their attention towards secessionist and parochial movements. Their ultimate aim is to disrupt the unity of exploited people. Even the media, particularly the electronic media in their mad commercial competition is behaving irresponsibly fanning up all types of reactionary tendencies and are trying to blunt the sensitivities of the people by repeatedly showing the same scenes of violence and crime. They are trying to channelise people’s anger and discontentment arising out of capitalist exploitation into a wrong path. People particularly the employees, students and youth should be on guard against such ploys of the exploiters and their agents. They should realize that who ever instigates communal, parochial, casteist and divisive tendencies, they are the enemies. We appeal to the people not to be swayed away by emotions. Exploited people belonging to different regions should guard their unity like an apple of an eye and unitedly fight to solve their burning problems like un-employment, price-rise; fight for strengthening public distribution system, completion of all pending projects and re-opening of all closed industries. They should fight against capitalist globalization, liberalization and privatization policies. They should fight against privatisation of educational and health facilities. They should develop these movements in a way conducive to anti capitalist socialist revolution, the ultimate remedy for all the basic social maladies.
In this critical hour we urge upon the people to maintain unity irrespective of caste, creed, language, and region and launch struggle against their common enemy the capitalists. We appeal to the to realize that their enemy is not the people of other regions. Their enemy is their own capitalists and their political agents. We call upon the people to turn their grievances in the right direction and come forward for mighty democratic united mass movements on their burning problems.
SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)
STATE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.