Uttar Pradesh was already divided as Uttarakhand comprising of hill section was carved out to be a state. Mayawati had passed a bill to divide UP into four states – Awadh, Pashchim Pradesh, Bundelkhand and Purvanchal. BJP won a landslide in UP and rules in the center and is a strong proponent of smaller and more governable smaller states. So it is only a matter of time that the largest state gets divided up. The recently held state elections could be the last of its kind for Uttar Pradesh as we know it.
Source: First Post
- 18 Mar 2017