If Needed, Will support demand for separate Bundelkhand: Beni
Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday expressed concern over the
backwardness of Bundelkhand region and said that if required, he would support
the demand for a separate state to be set up there.
But Verma assured that were Congress to retain power at the Centre after the
2014 general elections, Bundelkhand would be made into a model of development
for the country.
He was speaking at the inauguration of a steel processing plant in the
Badagaon area here.
Verma said that with a view to providing greater job opportunities for
locals, a steel yard and service centre would be opened in the region.
Local MP and Union Minister of State Pradeep Jain Aditya, who was
accompanying Verma, sought the latter's support in taking up the matter of
states' reorganisation with the Congress leadership.
Bundelkhand is a geographic region in central India stretching across Uttar
Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, with the larger portion lying in the latter.
Courtesy : Zee News