Mock Assembly session for separate ‘Vidarbha state’ in October

The mock session is expected to bring a resolution to oppose the Maharashtra Legislature.

By: PTI | Nagpur | Published:September 7, 2016 2:09 pm

The Vidarbha Rajya Andolan Samiti (VRAS) will hold a two-day mock Assembly session of “Vidarbha state” here next month as part of their demand for formation of a separate state and mobilising support for it.

According to VRAS officials the symbolic two-day session will be held on October 3 and 4 ahead of the winter session of the state Legislature scheduled on December 5.

The mock session is expected to bring a resolution to oppose the Maharashtra Legislature, they said.

The samiti plans to take out a big morcha to Vidhan Bhavan and hold a massive sit-in agitation during the winter session of Maharashtra Legislature held every year in Nagpur.

The VRAS working committee has chalked out details of the two-day symbolic Assembly session, to be held at Deshpande Hall in Civil Lines area of the city.

VRAS convener Ram Neole yesterday said a development model of the region will be presented during the proposed mock session. Besides, the financial viability of the new state would also be discussed during the event.

The VRAS members will discuss strategy to promote industrialisation and generate employment opportunities in Vidarbha, tackle farmers’ suicide and malnourishment and to curb the Maoist menace in the region.

Besides, they would also discuss how load-shedding and power tariff can be minimised.

The VRAS will also decide on steps needed to be taken to make Vidarbha ‘numero uno’ in the country, Neole said.