Statehood demand for Koshal gains momentum

December 25, 2009 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

Following is a report from Orissa’s regional party Kosal Kranti Dal Wednesday carried out a peaceful demonstration here to press for a separate Kosal state comprising 11 districts of Orissa. More than 1,000 activists of KKD participated in the demonstration.

Holding poster, banners and placards, the activists gathered near the state assembly building and marched on a the streets of state capital.“Over 1,000 people staged a peaceful demonstration,” police officer said.A number of speakers addressed the rally and highlighted how their region was neglected by both state and central governments.

“We have separate Kosali language. Our culture and traditions are different. Our regions are the poorest in India despite having huge mineral and forest wealth,” party head Pramod Mishra said in his address.

The Kosala Kranti Dal wants a new state comprising the districts of Bargarh, Bolangir, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Koraput, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Sundergarh.

“Only a separate Kosal state can improve the condition of our people,” he added.

It is to be noted that the demand for separate state of Kosal picked momentum in Orissa after the central government decided for creation of separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.


Entry filed under: Demand by political parties, Demand by politicians, Demand of Koshal state, Why a separate Koshal state in India?.

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