BMM to launch massive agitation for separate state

Inspired by the success of TRS, Bundelkhand Mukti Morcha has decided to launch a "massive" agitation for a separate Bundelkhand state.

Lucknow: Inspired by the success of TRS,
Bundelkhand Mukti Morcha has decided to launch a "massive"
agitation for a separate Bundelkhand state.

"We had been with the TRS in its struggle for the
separate Telangana state and we are happy that their long
struggle have started bearing fruits and now we would go all
out to launch a massive struggle for Bundelkhand state",
BMM President Raja Bundela told a news agency on phone.

"The struggle for Bundelkhand has been going on for
the past twenty years as people there have realised that the
region cannot develop without separate statehood and now we
will give it a fresh momentum," Bundela said, adding that as a
first step a 300-km long march from Chitrakoot to Kamtanath in
Madhya Pradesh would start from December 16.

There is also a growing realisation in Bundelkhand
region that as their "peaceful agitations" have had no
impact, drastic means are required to help in getting their
demands fulfilled, Bundela said drawing similarities between
Bundelkhand and Telangana, both being "provinces which had
merged with the union on promise of separate statehood".

PTI