The New Telangana: Can it become a Trend-setter?* .
Indian Union has at last responded to the Trend-setting movement of new state formation quite positively and thereby created a new state, a regional one indeed! Thanks to the supreme sacrifice of its students and youth, the new .
Telangana became a dream true. Thus, a trend-setting event has happened in the recent past. With the success of such a democratic movement, many more new state movements might emulate the Telangana path. The 29th state of India that came to be described as Telangana was part and parcel of Andhra Pradesh, a parent Telugu-speaking state in the country. On the eve of its formal inauguration on June 2, 2014, the new state celebrates its birth in a big way, unparalleled in the history of Telugu people in the country. Obviously, all its martyrs killed in 1969 and after are always reminisced in the new state of Telangana!.
Kalvakuntla Chandra Sekhar Rao, popularly known as KCR, has emerged as the tallest leader on this occasion in the state. Representing the lesser-spread regional party like the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), KCR had consistently led the party and people in the region for over thirteen years on end. Obviously, he became the popular choice as far as running the new regime is concerned. Despite many a mistake that he committed during the course of the movement, he was very cautious in organizing it on democratic lines. Never did he let the movement become violent, though more than thousand students and youth resorted to the path of suicides and self-sacrifice that is unheard of in the history of such movements. .
Perhaps, it will be remembered as the most popular event that any Indian state has ever witnessed so far! For, the four and half crore population of this new Telangana has had a saga of democratic struggles and desperately awaited a momentous occasion such as this. It's a long anticipated dream that would have been realized at no cost.