Gorkhaland

Gorkhaland is a proposed state covering areas inhabited by the Gorkha people. A movement is being spearheaded by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) namely in Darjeeling hills and Dooars in the northern part of West Bengal.

Harit Pradesh

Harit Pradesh is a proposed state, which would comprise 22 districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, currently forming six divisions – Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Meerut, Moradabad, and Saharanpur. The most prominent advocate for the creation of the new state is Ajit Singh, the leader of the Rashtriya Lok Dal party.

Purvanchal

Purvanchal comprises the eastern end of Uttar Pradesh. Purvanchal is represented by 23 Members of Parliament to the lower house of the Parliament, and 117 legislators in the 403 member Uttar Pradesh state assembly.

Vidarbha

Vidarbha is a region that comprises the Amravati and Nagpur divisions of eastern Maharashtra. The demand for the creation of a separate state is based on allegations of neglect by the Maharashtra state government.

(JPN/Agencies)

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