Andhra Pradesh was formed in 1953. In 1956, Telangana, the Telugu-speaking part of the erstwhile Nizam’s state merged with Andhra Pradesh. There was protest at the time of merger. There was an informal agreement then on job quotas for Telangana. Beginning in the late ’60s, regional leaders accused the state government of going back on its promise. In ’98, the BJP passed a resolution for a separate Telangana. In 2000, K. Chandrashekhar Rao quit the TDP to form the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti.