On 2nd June, 2014, Telangana would become the 29th state of India, fructifying decades’ long struggle of Telangana people for a separate state. Though the struggle and movement was taken over by various political parties over the years, the formation of Telangana will always be seen as victory of the Telangana people in the annals of Indian history.
Right from the time, Andhra Pradesh state was born in 1953, Telangana people were against the merger of the two regions of Andhra and Telangana. Fear of job losses, fewer opportunities at growth and development were just two of the most dominant reasons for this aversion to be together. The Telangana movement had many political supporters from time to time, some of whom have used it as a stepping stone for their own political aspirations and some who have actually believed in Designing their own Success.