State's division may not bring development: Gananath Patra


Warangal: The claims of achieving development by means of forming a separate state of Telangana is a myth,...

patraWarangal: The claims of achieving development by means of forming a separate state of Telangana is a myth, said noted communist leader and poet Gananath Patra. By dividing the state one would be dividing the poverty only and nothing else would change, he opined. For achieving a real development and liberation of poorer sections one should adopt the path of revolution. Patra, who is affiliated to Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh of Orissa was here to take part in a two-day, fourth convention of 'Grameena Pedala Sangham'. 'If the state is divided we will have a separate secretariat, a new set of MLAs, a new group of IAS officers,' he said in an interaction with The Hans India. In reality, not a single issue related to the poor would be resolved. Only a section of upper strata of ruling class wants to divide the state to achieve their own political ambitions, he averred. The need of the hour to address the solutions of the poor was a real revolution, he noted. He refuted the argument of achieving development through smaller states saying that the fact was not proved in the course of history. The communist leader demanded the State and Central governments to distribute the land to the landless poor and said that would address a lot many issues connected with the poverty. Referring to the aversion in the current generation of youth towards joining revolutionary outfits, he said it was because of the ideological hollowness prevailing in the youth. Revolutionary fights continue for long periods and one might not achieve immediate results. But they would provide relief to the future generations from suppression of the rulers, he noted.
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