Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats.
With a host of politicians from the state`s Vidarbha region on the verge of retirement from active politics due to advancing age or demitting their offices in Assembly and Parliament, their children are eager to step into their shoes, sources said.
Youth leader Ashish Deshmukh on Friday launched an indefinite fast demanding statehood for Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, a day after Union Cabinet gave nod to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh and carve out separate Telangana.
MLA and Maharashtra general
secretary of BJP, Chainsukh Sancheti today said that people
are in favour of separate Vidarbha state and credibility of
leaders who are in front of the agitation cannot be suspected.