Telangana spurs Maru Pradesh demand in Rajasthan

Demand for “Maru Pradesh” from Rajasthan, a separate states have sprang up in western Rajasthan after telangana from Andhra Pradesh (AP) announced. In Rajasthan, the issue of Maru Pradesh has been raked up again with Baytoo MLA Sonaram Chaudhary demanding creation of Maru Pradesh western Rajasthan as Maru Pradesh. Col Sonaram, who had come to Jaisalmer on Thursday said that earlier too the demand for Maru Pradesh was raised many times. A few years ago, talks were held with Congress president Sonia Gandhi over the same but she said that only after resolving demands for many states like Telangana, Vidarbha etc, this issue would be discussed. “This is necessary for the growth and development. We have been raising our demand for long and now after the decision to form Telangana state after separation from Andhra Pradesh, our demands should also be considered,” Jaibeer Godara of the Morcha, claimed to be formed over a decade ago, said. The organisation will demonstrate in front of the Congress office in New Delhi on August 2, he added. They demands districts of Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Osiyan (Tehsil of Jodhpur), Nagaur and Sikar should be given separate statehood status – Manu Pradesh.
Why they demands such thing even statistics-wise certain figures don’t synchronize, it notes that the industrial output and employment in Maru Pradesh is less than 15 percent of the total industrial output in Rajasthan. It also mentions that the industrial output of Rajasthan during 2005 was 13 billion rupees in which the share of Maru Pradesh was only two million. Let people to decide what they want but we are totally shocked with the idea of Maru Pradesh from Rajasthan.

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