The timing of the decision to form Telengana appears to be more
political as the elections are just 9 months away.Mr.Digvijaya Singh,
General secretary of Congress rightly reminded Mr.Rao of TRS
about his promise to merge with the Congress party once the
decision to form Telengana is announced.Ofcourse,the demand for
separate Telengana was there for many decades so also the demand
for separate states like Vidharbha,Gorkhaland etc.The decision to
form separate Telengana has triggerred and activated the demand
for more smaller states.
What the government should have done is to appoint a States
Reorganisation Committee consisting of eminent people with
time bound term to consider requests of various states and then
present the committee's recommendations to Parliament for
discussion and take it further for action.