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"International Journal of Political Science and Governance"

2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Division of States: Good or Bad?


Author(s): Vivek Singh

Abstract: The last few years have seen a constant tug of war between the champions of smaller states and larger states. There have been persistent demands for the creation of separate states of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh, Vidharba in eastern Maharashtra, Bodoland and Gorkhaland in the North East, etc. Mayawati even proposed to divide Uttar Pradesh into four smaller states-Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Awadh Pradesh and Pashchim Pradesh. But what makes this a Burning Topic this year is that on 3 October 2013, Union Cabinet approved the creation of a new State of Telangana by bifurcating the existing State of Andhra Pradesh. On 6 December Union home ministry sent the Telangana draft bill to President. On December 11, President reviewed the bill and sent it to Andhra Pradesh state assembly to elicit its views; gave until January 23 to respond.

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How to cite this article:
Vivek Singh. Division of States: Good or Bad?. International Journal of Political Science and Governance. 2019; 1(1): 10-12.
International Journal of Political Science and Governance