Former Advocate General of Maharashtra to meet Arvind Kejriwal to seek support on separate Vidarbha state


Former Advocate General of Maharashtra Shrihari Aney is likely to meet Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to seek his support for separate Vidarbha state, reported news agency ANI.

However, neither Delhi government nor the Aam Aadmi Party has confirmed this news.

Aney had lost his job after he supported the demand for separate state of Vidarbha.

At an event in Jalna district of Marathwada on 20 March, Aney had said, “Marathwada bore more injustice than Vidarbha and should therefore be independent. Pressure has to be put at the Delhi level to form a separate state as the demand does not come under the purview of Mumbai.”

He had later questioned his critics on how asking for a separate state was tantamount to sedition.

He had said that if “demand for Vidharba is sedition, what about Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Telangana?”

However, a day after Aney was forced to resign for supporting division of Mahrashtra, the RSS, the ideological mentor of the BJP, had supported the idea of dividing the western Indian state into not two but four smaller states.

The former spokesperson of the RSS, MG Vaidya, favoured the division of Maharashtra into four parts for the purpose of ‘better governance.’