Mayawati to divide UP into 4 states; Rahul lost Poll-Game?

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Lucknow, Nov 15: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, without wasting time to hit back on Congress' Rahul Gandhi, reiterated her proposal to split the largest state into four parts for better administration.

The BSP supremo, during a press conference on Tuesday, Nov 15 announced that she will send the resolution to the central government demanding to create Purvanchal, Bundelkahand, Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh after dividing Uttar Pradesh.

However, the main opposition party in the state, Samajwadi Party (SP) has strongly opposed the proposal brought out by Maywati. Sources from SP claimed that the party will not support Mayawati and will protest against the proposal in the upcoming winter assembly session 2011.

Mayawati reiterated her proposal within 24-hours of the attack hurled by Rahul Gandhi, who during a public meeting in Phulpur on Monday, raised corruption issues in Uttar Pradesh. Bombarding Mayawati led UP government, Rahul had said, "There has been no development in Uttar Pradesh. What has UP done to central funds for Bundelkhand?"

"UP is being ruled by the mafia. India is developing, UP is going backwards. Corruption so high in UP that money is demanded for FIRs," claimed Rahul while showing his rage against Mayawati.

The plan for the reorganization emerged after difficulties cropped up in managing and administering such a large state. In spite of parts of UP being sacrificed to form Uttarakhand, the state still remains too big to administer. The BSP hopes to make it an electoral issue and wants to take leverage by making it part of the poll campaign with the hidden agenda of diverting attention from the incumbency.

Citing Mayawati's proposal, many started questioning - will people in Uttar Pradesh forget the alleged goonda-raj, corruption, rape and other crimes during Mayawati's tenure in the state as the BSP supremo has come out with the "divide UP" proposal?

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