(NEWS) Carve out Bundelkhand State

Carve Out Bundelkhand State

Lucknow: A fortnight after Chief Minister Mayawati’s remarks favouring division of Uttar Pradesh in case the Centre agreed, the Bundelkhand Mukti Morcha on Monday stepped up its demand for a separate State.

“The development of Bundelkhand region can be ensured only by carving out a separate State comprising 29 districts of U.P. and M.P.,” Morcha chief Raja Bundela told reporters here.

He alleged the region had remained backward even after 60 years of independence owing to gross neglect by successive governments. The time had come for further division of U.P. into Poorvanchal, Bundelkhand and Harit Pradesh, Mr. Bundela, a film actor, said. “Farmers, students, labourers, all want a separate State,” he said. 

Courtesy : THE HINDU