Leaders and students demand formation of ‘Koshal’ state

December 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Following report and photo is taken from http://www.orissatv.com:

Taking a cue from Telangana, leaders and students in the western Orissa have demanded formation of ‘Koshal’ state, comprising of as many as ten western districts.

A number of students of the Sambalpur University on Tuesday boycotted classes and staged demonstration in front of the varsity demanding bifurcation of Orissa.

“We want a separate statehood status for Koshal. Else, we will intensify our stir,” Padmanabh, a student leader of Sambalpur University said.

“Our region has been neglected by the government. So we want formation of a separate state for progress,” another student, Jayadeb Kar said.

It may be noted that students in Bolangir had also hit the street with the same demand on Monday. Holding banners and placards, the sloganeering students pitched for ‘Koshal’ state.

Koshal Kranti Dal that has been spearheading the movement for a separate state “Koshal”, said that its delegate would meet the Prime Minister to put forth the demand.

“Soon, our delegate would meet the Prime Minister and other Central leaders to apprise them of our demand of a separate state by carving out at least 10 districts out of Orissa,” Pramod Mishra, the president of Koshal Kranti Dal, said.

The activists of the Dal have also threatened to stage demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan on December 23. Various lawyers’ bodies of western Orissa have also thrown their lot behind the movement of the Koshal Kranti Dal, sources said.


Entry filed under: Demand by political parties, Demand by Students Union, Demand of Koshal state, Sambalpur University, Universities.

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