The true story behind injection of religion into Andhra Pradesh politics

Caste has always played a crucial role in Andhra Pradesh politics since inception. Politics evolved around the caste factor in this state. From witnessing several gang wars between different caste groups to faction-driven violence, the state has seen it all. 
However, all the casteism slowly seeped into politics in the state, to become more of an organised crime machinery, sans violence. Following its formation and its evolution after the Nizams, the state of Andhra Pradesh witnessed religious clashes during the Congress regime. In fact, it was a ploy employed by the Congress High Command to ensure that these clashes bought them votes of the minorities.