Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent about 42 minutes discussing a number of important problems during the special Parliamentary session honouring 75 years, particularly focused on the historical split of Andhra Pradesh. He highlighted the exceptional significance of this partition, which unfolded within the hallowed halls of the Parliament building.
Prime Minister Modi drew a crucial distinction between the division of Andhra Pradesh into AP and Telangana and the creation of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh. He pointed out that the latter three states were meticulously and systematically divided during the tenure of former Prime Minister Vajpayee, marked by joyous celebrations.
However, he expressed strong criticism for the process of Andhra Pradesh’s partition, asserting that it had failed to satisfy the populace of both newly formed states. In a somewhat indirect manner, the Prime Minister shifted the spotlight onto the Congress party, highlighting the considerable challenges stemming from the division and emphasizing the extensive efforts invested in the formation of Telangana.
He openly acknowledged the injustices inflicted upon Andhra Pradesh and expressed deep concern that Telangana had not experienced the celebratory moments that typically accompany statehood, deeming it an unfortunate circumstance that needed redress.