Does division of a state really help the people?We have had many discussions about how the division of the old AP has left one state richer and another poorer.
In Karnataka, there is a call for a bandh protest to press the demand for a separate North Karnataka state for 13 districts. The reasons are alleged neglect, lack of fund allocation for development etc.
A few days back, there was a similar suggestion from an MP to divide UP into four states. Here the reasons given are the sheer size of the state, the obvious difference in infrastructure and other development programs for the people.
Apart from political reasons, does division of a State actually help the people or just duplicates the administrative work and adds on to the expenditure of the state exchequer?