A day after the Congress Working Committee endorsed creation of separate Telangana, a Congress MP on Wednesday batted for formation of Poorvanchal to be carved out of Uttar Pradesh.
Mayawati said that the state should be divided into four new four states – Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh.
With an eye on Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due next year, Congress Wednesday launched an exercise to reclaim the politically crucial Poorvanchal region holding political rivals responsible for the problems plaguing the area.
Accusing the BJP of doublespeak on the creation of a separate Poorvanchal state, expelled SP leader Amar Singh asked it to clarify its stand on the issue.
Opposing the creation of a
separate Poorvanchal state, senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh
on Tuesday said that carving out of a new state would not remove
backwardness of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Congress and BJP on Sunday lashed out
at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for writing a fresh
letter to the Prime Minister in support of a separate
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