New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the demand for a separate Telangana state in Andhra Pradesh showed how people feel neglected despite speaking same language.
"Last night (Wednesday) the government announced initiating the process of formation of Telangana. The region is a good example of how people feel neglected despite speaking same language," he told reporters here.
When asked about the possible impact of state formation, he said: "The US has one-third of our population still it has 50 states."
Following pressure and fearing for the deteriorating condition of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao, who had been on a fast-unto-death for 11 days, the central government late Wednesday pledged to form a separate Telangana state carved out of 10 districts of Andhra Pradesh.