RLD for smaller states



Lucknow: Supporting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's proposal to divide the state into four parts, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on Sunday said it would bring a private member's resolution in the Assembly in this regard.

"Though Mayawati has announced to bring a resolution for creation of Awadh Pradesh, Paschim Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Purvanchal in the Assembly session commencing tomorrow, it finds no mention in the list of business.

"Our party will bring a private member's resolution in this regard," RLD leader in the Assembly Kokab Hamid and party state chief Baba Hardev Singh said in a joint press conference here.

Asked whether they would support the BSP if it brings a resolution for creation of four states, Hamid said the RLD was in favour of smaller states and would support the move.

"The BSP should also support our resolution," he said.

PTI