Published On: Apr 16, 2018 10:44 AM IST

We should look for better options than ‘Bandh’

It is already known that the Prathyeka Hoda Sadhana Samithi( The committee that has been formed to fight for special status for AP) has called for a statewide bandh today. Almost every political party have stated that they will be supporting the bandh. The opposition leader, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has stated that he will be pausing the Pada Yathra for a day in support of the bandh.

However, the main question is whether these bandhs can bring in any results for the state. The political leaders cannot simply expect the central government to take action after the state watches a bandh that lasts for a day. Any agitations and protests should be aimed at Delhi so that the national media can give better coverage, that in turn adds more pressure on the government.

All in all, the protest groups and political parties should come up with bigger and better ideas rather than stick to statewide bandhs.