DMK not for bifurcation of Tamil Nadu: Karunanidhi

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Chennai, Dec 13 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today said his party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) is not for the bifurcation of Tamil Nadu.

Reacting on Centre's nod to initiate the process for the creation of Telangana, he said the Centre should have acted quickly and not delayed proceedings.

The biggest worry for the Centre now is that there are similar demands rising from the other parts of India. There are speculations of protests from some other areas as well.

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists called for a 96-hour shutdown on Saturday, demanding a separate Gorkhaland state.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has written a third letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh this morning, demanding a separate Purvanchal state.

Demands for Bundelkhand, Harit Pradesh and Purvanchal to be formed from Uttar Pradesh, a state each for Garos and Khasis from Meghalaya, Gorkhaland from West Bengal and Bodoland from Assam are anticipated to rise in near future.

There will be around 50 states, if the Central Government accepts all demands and sets up the second State Reorganisation Commission.

The protestors have now decided to raise their voices for further small states as well, such as Coorg in Karnataka, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, Saurashtra in Gujarat, Mithilanchal in Bihar, Mahakosala in Orissa and Ladakh and Jammu in Jammu And Kashmir State.

The protestors are garnering the support from BJP and other regional parties. (ANI)

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