Nitin GadKari :Home People wants “Separate Vidarbha” as BJP’s National Agenda
“It has been the long pending demand of small state “vidarbha” of old Jansangh and then BJP and you wrote a book on vidarbha backlog and injustice to vidarbha in 2003 but when NDA Govt. formed three new states the ‘vidarbha’ was listed on the top was deleted only due opposition of your maharashtra alliance Shivsena .now a days your maharashtra unit is supporting separate ‘Vidarbha’ but your salient since the new small controversy started has kept us suspecting the national BJP stand on separate “ Vidarbha” . when vidarbha more than 22 thousands farmers committed suicides since 1997 and more than 6 million tribal families are malnourish hence more than 60% population of vidarbha is in despair and gloom and the region has been known as farm suicide capital of India and as National President vidarbha people needs your clear stand on the issue and announcement of agitation for the formation of “Vidarbha”, kishor tiwari of Vidarbha Jan andolan Samiti informed today in press note.
VJAS has drawn Gadkari attention toward the last wish of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar who said that to make all round development of the region
"With Telangana setting the ball rolling, demand for Vidharbha state too has got the momentum. Now as political parties and some intellectuals are opposing the formation of Vidarbha State ,the public referendum on this issue will certainly throw light on the facts regarding injustice done to the region in last 50 years ,Maharashtra leadership has treated this region like colony and now slaves should be allowed to take their decision where they want the freedom or not” Kishor Tiwari of VJAS said today.
VJAS has remained Gadkari the words of his books on the backlog of irrigation that “Vidarbha region have always been discriminated against by the other parts of the state. Government is least bothered to take care of this area. In fact, it has never looked beyond Mumbai, Pune, Baramati, Thane and Nashik.
Million of tribal families are malnourish and dying due to starvation and million of distressed farmers are daily committing suicides is result of Vidarbha's backwardness and this has happened due to complete apathy of western Maharashtra leadership as region was deprived of big ticket investments and irrigation facilities.
There is no jobs for youngsters who have to migrate to cities like Pune and Mumbai in search of job opportunities. It is time the people of this region realized the raw deal meted out to them and raised their voice against the injustice. Statehood was the only solution to develop the region. He said the region was rich in natural resources, national parks, diverse culture and people with a passion for life. It is this wealth that prevented Vidarbha from gaining statehood because leaders of
In a letter to BJP Leader before taking the charge of national leadership to recall his commitment of vidarbha as a echo very emotional sentiments of vidarbha masses ,Tiwari said.