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Govt rules out forming States Comm to create small states

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 15:20

New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday ruled out
constitution of a second States Reorganisation Commission for
creation of smaller states.

Minister of State for Home Gurudas Kamat also said that
the Central government is not considering a general
reorganisation of the states at this point of time and made it
clear that it has not received any proposal from any state
government for creation of any new state.
He, however, said demands and representations have come
from time to time from various individuals and organisations
for creation of new states like Telangana in Andhra Pradesh,
Vidarbha in Maharashtra and Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh and
Madhya Pradesh.

The other demands received include creation of Bhojpur in
east Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar, Saurashtra in
Gujarat, Coorg in Karnataka, Koshalanchal in western Orissa,
Gorkhaland in West Bengal, Mithilanchal in North Bihar, parts
of UP and West Bengal, Purvanchal, Harit Pradesh, Braj Pradesh
and Awadh Pradesh comprising various regions of UP.
"Government takes decision on the matter of formation of
new states after taking into consideration of all relevant
factors. Action by the government would depend on the felt
need and general consensus," Kamat told Lok Sabha.


First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 15:20

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