Pro-Vidarbha Congressmen demands statehood
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 03, 2010, 18:15
Nagpur: Pro-Vidarbha Congress workers on Sunday staged a day-long sit-in demonstration here demanding separate statehood for the region.

The agitation was led by former Union Minister and MP Vilas Muttemwar at Sitabuldi area in the city.

Muttemwar said he has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to listen to the justification for the creation of separate Vidarbha state.

Trade organisations like Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA), Vidarbha Economic Council (VED) and Nagpur Chamber of Commerce Limited extended their support to the agitation.

Kamla Bua won Sagar Mayoral elections as an Independent candidate defeating her nearest BJP rival Suman Ahirwar with a margin of 43,433 votes last month.

"Let the people who are claiming that I am not a member of scheduled caste prove their allegations right," Kamla Bua said.


First Published: Sunday, January 03, 2010, 18:15

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