Singha wrote:undivided AP is a core area full of creative, rich and very capable people. no reason why it should languish behind TN in industry going fwd.
What will happen when you vote congress time and again even when all others kick the Congress in the a$$?? You need any other reason?
In 1977 out of 42 seats of AP 41 won by Congress. You will remember this is the election won by Janata Party and Indira herself lost the her own MP seat. In 2009 out of 42 some 33 were won by Congress. UPA 1&2 possible only with massive support from AP. Best thing division of AP did was it destroyed Congress chances in AP and TG at least in short term.
Still TDP founded as anti Congress party is now pro congress party under CBN and Jagan is of course a open EJ version of Congress. KCR has no political ideas other than welfare mafia ideas. No Telugu political leader has any inclination for industrial development
etc in the state. Only thing they all look for real estate and public fund loot. The main money making in AP and TG is those two activities only Whatever Software and other things happen in spite of politicos
and not with their help or because of them. In fact they actively see to that there is no development
at all in many cases.CBN is now actively BIF
and KCR will soon be.
<1947 - Andhra was split between British via Justice Party (esp Zamindaris that control masses) and Independence movement. Telangana was under Nizam. Tamil Justice party went Dravidian, Telugu justice faction went to Congress
1947-1983 - Congress golden era
1945-1951 - Telanga Sayuda Poratam (Telangana rebellion). Peak of communism in Andhra side also to support Telangana.
1956-1974 - Swatantra party which later merged into Lokdal which became Janta Party which became Janata Dal.
1968-1972 - Jai Telanga and Jai Andhra movements
1977-1984 - Janata wave at Center but AP elected Congress.
1983 - TDP started with BCs, Kammas, old Swatantra people, borderline communists, ordinary Telugus, and other Congress-haters with for/by/of Telugus as identity
1984 -1989 - INC Tsunami at Center but AP elected TDP as largest opposition party to parliament (BJP got 2 MP seats then)
1989-1991 - National Front with NTR as President but AP elected INC at Center
1991-2004 - AP was compatible with Center under PVNR and Vajpayee.
1996-1998 - Naidu was convenor of United Front.
2004-2014 - AP put Sonia at Center with its 30 seats while both BJP and TDP losing badly. Corruption was also worst and highest in this period.
2014-2019 - AP voted for NDA and TDP is out of NDA due to no benefit seen from Modi.
2019- - Naidu is active with Third Front/MGB
TDP/CBN is playing in national third front politics in his capacity. Whatever politics he is doing now is nothing new and don't consider it as BIF. Other than your imagination he is hardly engaged in BIF except that he definitely aligned with global capitalists and tech leaders to bring companies to AP. Also not doing anything for development is your imagination as he paid political cost in 2004 precisely for focusing solely on development than welfare schemes to make AP to move out as agrarian state. YSR came made AP as welfare state and brought Congress welfare model again an eye candy and also looted most in AP as more income started coming from non-agriculture also.
KCR is opportunist and wanted to follow CBN and YSR to build his own empire and very successful on it. Congress ex-MP V. Hanumanth Rao in a recent interview was explaining how KCR used to work with them on Telangana movement and later hijack it for his own benefit. KCR was wily fox in what was monkey (BJP)-monkey (INC) fight of splitting AP.
Politics in Telugu states are highly competitive due to peoples nature and caste groupings and all that happens there is to be seen in that context. If BJP wants its share, it has to compete and show what it can do for state. Again anti-BJP doesn't mean anti-Hindu or anti-India or BIF but a political competition. Of course, real BIFs need to be handled effectively but we can't broad brush anything political anti-BJP as BIF.