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Telangana fallout: Sharad Pawar supports separate Vidarbha state ఆగస్ట్ 5, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in regionalism, Telangana.
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Telangana fallout: Sharad Pawar not to oppose separate Vidarbha state

IANS, New Delhi, August 4, 2013

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said he favoured a united Maharashtra but would not oppose the demand for a separate Vidarbha state.

“I am for the state, for the unity of the state. But I am also of the firm view that if a sizeable section of the society, particularly from the (Vidarbha) region want a separate state and that separate state will be a viable state, then I will not come in their way,” he told a news channel in an interview.

Pawar, also the Nationalist Congress Party chief, was responding to a query on his stand on the renewed demand for Vidarbha state after the Congress approved creation of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh.

Pawar also said it will be difficult for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to attract allies if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was made its prime ministerial candidate. (మరింత…)

Little MORE time to announce decision on Telangana – Sushilkumar Shinde ఫిబ్రవరి 4, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Congress, Telangana.
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Centre moves on Telangana may take 3 more months
Deccan Chronicle, 1 Feb 2013

Hyderabad: It seems unlikely that the Centre will be announcing its decision on the Telangana statehood issue anytime soon with sources hinting at a two to three-month delay i.e. after the Parliament and state Assembly Budget sessions.

AICC sources said that in view of the complexities involved in the decision-making process and the impending Budget, the Union government might take longer than the ‘little more time’ as had been announced by Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde a few days ago.

Sharad Pawar pitches for Telangana

New Delhi: Union agriculture minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday strongly pitched for Telangana state and told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that a delay on the issue would not be helpful.

Pawar also sought a meeting of the UPA to discuss the Telangana issue. The government responded by saying that it had taken Pawar’s words seriously, but added that the issue need to be dealt with patience. Even though the pro-Telangana Congress MPs had been claiming that no UPA ally was opposed to Telangana, Pawar’s party was the first UPA constituent that came out openly in support of an early decision. Pawar said that he had raised the issue with PM on Thursday. (మరింత…)