POLITICS OF SUB REGIONALISM IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
Before starting this topic lets have some basic ideas about SUB REGIONALISM
SUB REGIONALISM- refers to distinct identity formation within a region.in this some specific area within that region consider itself bit different from other part of region
In Himachal pradesh there is division of Himachal pradesh into two part i.e Upper Himachal and lower himachal or there is another is another way of classifying it and that is OLD HIMACHAL AND NEW HIMACHAL
-IN SIMPLE TERMS CULTURALLY AND SOCIALLY HIMACHAL PRADESH IS DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS and that is Upper Himachal and Lower Himachal . This division somehow directly and indirectly impact political agendas of political parties and this division of Politics of Himachal pradesh is know as POLITICS OF SUB REGIONALISM IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
WHY SUCH DIVISION IS THERE IN POLITICS IN HIMACHAL PRADESH?
– THERE ARE LOTS OF FACTORS FOR THIS DIVISION LIKE-
TIMELINE / HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF POLITICS OF SUB REGIONALISM
-After formation of Himachal pradesh area’s of Punjab and some surrounding area’s were added to Himachal pradesh In 1966 and those areas were Culturally, Economically and Politically bit different from already existing area i.e OLD HIMACHAL
LAND REFORM ACT OF 1973 was the major beginning of sub Regionalism in Himachal pradesh because This act greatly impacted areas of kangra as comparison to area’s of OLD HIMACHAL
Janta party came into power and major support base of this party was new Himachal – which further created political drift in Himachal Pradesh
-APPLE LOBBY – was totally dissatisfied with politics of Shanta kumar which further divided upper and lower Himachal on political grounds
-election of 1982 was another sign of sub regionalism because during this election Congress emerges as dominating party in old Himachal while Bjp in New Himachal
– After 1980- after entry of Virbhadra singh politics of sub regionalism didn’t become that much dominating but totally denying that sub regionalism politics is not there in Himachal pradesh will also be wrong
Q. In context of present Political scenario in Himachal pradesh discuss that how Economic Development is affected in Himachal pradesh?