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Amar demands new state of Poorvanchal

Amar Singh, expelled Samajwadi Party leader and Lok Manch president, arrived in Kushinagar as part of his Poorvanchal Swabhiman Vikas Yatra demanding a separate state of Poorvanchal.

lucknow Updated: Dec 26, 2010 01:22 IST
HT Correspondent

Amar Singh, expelled Samajwadi Party leader and Lok Manch president, arrived in Kushinagar as part of his Poorvanchal Swabhiman Vikas Yatra demanding a separate state of Poorvanchal.

At meetings he said: “If Poorvanchal could give leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Kamlapati Tripathi, its people could surely carve a separate state out of the region to initiate development and end exploitation.”

Singh’s month-long yatra has covered 300 km in 20 days. He began the yatra in Allahabad on December 1 and has addressed over 80 public gatherings in urban and rural areas of Allahabad, Varanasi, Azamgarh (his home district). He will go to Gorakhpur next.

Poorvanchal has 28 parliamentary constituencies and 147 assembly constituencies. The Samajwadi Party was an enemy of the cause of Poorvanchal and has been a major cause of exploitation of the region. Mulayam Singh Yadav’s village Saifai in Etawah gets 24-hour power supply while the region remains in dark, he said.