LIVE Course for free

Rated by 1 million+ students
Get app now
0 votes
24 views
in GK by (110k points)
closed by
Veteran Gandhian leader Potti Snramulu went on hunger strike in 1952, demanding the formation of which of the following States?
1. Telangana
2. Tamil Nadu
3. Kerala
4. Andhra Pradesh

1 Answer

0 votes
by (59.9k points)
selected by
 
Best answer
Correct Answer - Option 4 : Andhra Pradesh

Potti Sreeramulu, the man who fasted onto death for the sake of statehood for Andhra was born on 16 March 1901.

  • After independence, the modern state of Andhra Pradesh (along with Telangana) was divided between the Nizam’s Hyderabad State and the northern districts of Madras State.
  • There was a growing demand for the formation of states on the basis of languages.
  • Telugu-speaking people wanted a separate state but the C Rajagopalachari-led Madras State was not particularly sympathetic to this demand.
  • This was especially because the city of Madras (now Chennai) was a contentious factor with both Telugu and Tamil populations staking a claim for it.
  • Sreeramulu started a fast on 19 October 1952. The then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru assured his support for the creation of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Finally, he died on 15 December 1952 after about 58 days of commencing his fast. This resulted in widespread rioting and violence in many regions in Andhra.
  • Protests continued for about four more days and on 29 December, Nehru announced his decision to form a separate Andhra state.

Thus, it is clear that Potti Sriramulu went on a hunger strike for Andhra Pradesh to protect the interest of Telugu speakers.

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.

Categories

...