A waiting period of 11 months, which put everyone in tenterhooks, and public money utilised to the tune of 16 crores and hundreds of reports to sift through, came in the report which everyone was waiting for, The Justice Sri Krishna Committee (SKC) report for the formation of Telengana. And when one ponders over the report and examines the options the Committee has given to solve the issue, it leads just to Confusion, and hence I term this report as Super Krishna’s Confusion Report.
It seems that the Justice Sri Krishna along with his believed in one fundamental principle of politics, WHEN CANNOT CONVINCE, JUST CONFUSE. And the Committee just did it. There was no direct recommendation to solve the crisis and instead the Committee gave multiple answers and asked the political parties and people to choose from the best. Well, as most of the populace and also the students (who are in the forefront of the agitations) are well versed with this type of answering, courtesy the EAMCET, they should just say 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 and then lock it. Mind you there is no definite answer for this vexed question. Just read over the options given by Sri Krishna:
1. Maintain status quo.
2. Bifurcation of state into Seemandhra and Telangana with Hyderabad as union territory and two states developing their own capitals in due course.
3. Bifurcation of state into Rayala Telangana and Coastal Andhra with Hyderabad as capital of Rayala Telangana.
4. Bifurcation into Telangana and Seemandhra with an enlarged Hyderabad metropolis with Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar and Ranga Reddy as part of it to form a separate union territory. The geographical links and continuity for enlarged Hyderabad to have links with coastal Andhra.
5. Bifurcation of Seemandhra and Telangana as per existing boundary with Hyderabad becoming the capital of Telangana. Seemandhra to have its own separate capital.
6. Keeping the state united providing certain constitutional measures for socio-economic and political development and formation of Telanagana Regional Council.
Then what did Sri Krishna Committee achieve in these 11 months? One must say that the Committee did a commendable job of touring the state extensively and finding out the true situation on ground before writing the report. They have prepared a valid thesis on the conditions of the state, which would help for research students in the future, and gave the recommendations which were in the air for the long time. The report in detail has discussed the pros and cons of each and every option they have given detailed explanation.
The Justice Sri Krishna ( Or let’s call him Super Krishna for his political balancing) completed his job and now the onus is on the Central Government and the Political parties. Let the Government take a best decision.