Will Telangana become another Chhattisgarh?
With more and more ex-Maoists joining the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, will Telangana become another Maoist controlled Chhattisgarh, if statehood is given?
The TRS has for its own reasons to fight for a state of their own and openly welcoming the ex-maoists and ex-naxals to join their party. The entry of former Maoists is expected to give the party an edge. Former Maoists like Gajjala Chandraiah and Merugu Sambaiah were given party membership by the TRS president, K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
The TD, CPI (M), CPI and the BJP are also perturbed by the entry of ex-Maoists. KCR has said that his party would start a dialogue with Naxal leaders within six months of Telangana formation. Local Maoists have now begun issuing statements supporting statehood.