A state in periodic crises: Andhra Pradesh

The State of Andhra had a number of firsts to its credit. It was alphabetically the first. It was recommended by the JVP (Jawaharlal, Vallabhai, Pattabhi) Committee, but rejected by a Cabinet headed by Jawaharlal, where Vallabhai was the Home Minister. It was conceded due to the first Fast Unto Death that really resulted in death! It was the first to then disappear! Like a good South Indian boy of those days it was betrothed on birth to Vishalandhra and waited patiently for his cousin to grow up. Again, like any rich South Indian family, this marriage was consummated in controversy regarding properties, continued through them, and is still threatened by them.

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