Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Telangana dominos effect: Demand for Mithila state gains momentum

BJP MP from Darbhanga Kirti Azad has demanded creation of separate Mithila state from Bihar on the line of Telangana. Talking to the reporters in Darbhanga on Tuesday Azad said he will raise the issue in the Monsoon session of the Parliament.

The announcement of creation of Telangana state has encouraged proponents of other similar statehood struggles that have been gaining momentum since it became clear the Centre will bite the bullet on bifurcating Andhra.

A group of pro-Vidarbha leaders has announced a sit-in agitation at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on August 5 to press for the demand. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has called for indefinite Darjeeling bandh from Wednesday.

The demand for separate statehood for Maithili speaking populace is very old and organizations like Akhil Bhartiya Mithla Rajya Sangharsh Samiti (ABMRSS) has been at the forefront of agitation for the state on linguistic basis.

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