Being from Telangana Region, I am not able to understand the need of separate state. Things have changed a lot from Prof. JayaShankar's time. There were two reasons for separate state at that time
1) Jobs in Telangana region should be filled by people in Telangana - Addressed by 610 GO
2) People here are treated as second grade citizens. Here, we can read People in Politics. Politicians say, only 2 Yrs were ruled by CM from this region. If politicians in this regions are failed to get confidence of majority of MLAs and they think, the only way to get a chance to be CM is by dividing state into two. This is the main reason, people are disinterested in separation, they want their problems to be solved, getting basic facilities like water, electricity.