KKD submits memorandum to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Koshal state

December 29, 2009 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

Following article is from webINDIA123.com:

Rourkela | Koshal Kranti Dal (KKD), a regional political outfit, today demanded the Centre to carve out a new state out of Orissa.

In a memorandum to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, KKD General Secretary Baidyanath Mishra said the state-Koshal- should comprise 12 districts, Athmalik subdivision of Anugul district and Kasipur block of Rayagada district. The memorandum was submitted to the Union Minister through the ADM Rourkela.

 The districts which the KKD demanded to form the Koshal state were–Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Bargarha, Subarnapur, Sambalpur, Boudh, Deogarha, Jharsugura, Sundergarh, Phulbani and Nabarangpur. Mr Mishra said the inhabitants of these areas had been demanding the formation of the state under Article 2 and 3 of the Constitution.

The memorandum also demanded the inclusion of Koshali dialect in the eighth schedule of the Constitution. Earlier, supporters of the KKD held a demonstration in front of the ADM office here in support of their demand and burnt Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in effigy. — (UNI) — 18CA38.xml

Organisations demanding bifurcation of Orissa and creation of a new state of Kosala consisting mostly of western districts have decided to launch their agitation afresh following the recent developments in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh over Telangana issue. 
 
These organisations have already chalked out a series of programmes to press for their more than a decade-and-half-year-old demand. “To begin with, we will be holding a dharna in front of the Governor’s house in Bhubaneswar on December 23 which will be followed by other programmes,” said P K Mishra of Kosala Kranti Dal.

Stating that there will be road blockades and bar on economic activities in the western Orissa districts over the issue in the coming days, he said, the students of the schools, colleges and other educational institutions had already been appealed to join in the proposed agitation.

Though different organisations in western Orissa have been demanding Kosala state for more than fifteen years now, successive governments in Bhubaneswar had never taken them seriously claiming that they(the organisations) had no public support behind them.

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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