Behn Mayawati’s government did pass resolution of dividing uttar pradesh into four new states today. Since mayawati has majority on her own , passing resolution was no big deal for BSP. The resolution was passed using voice vote..
According to resolution uttar pradesh would be divided into four new states namely
a) Purvanchal (Eastern UP) :
This would have 32 districts with Allahabad as proposed capital. Other potential capitals are varanasi and gorakhpur
b)Awadh Pradesh (Central UP) :
This would have fourteen districts with lucknow in it…No prizes of guessing…Lucknow would be capital of this proposed state.
This would have 22 districts and meerut might be its capital.
This would be smallest of proposed states with only 7 districts in it. Jhansi is likely to be its capital but other possibility is on Banda…
Now total population of uttar pradesh is whooping 20 crores and if it would have been a country , it would have been fifth most populated country in the world just after China, India, USA , Indonesia..
It is right that making smaller states helps in governing and up is too huge state which needs development to sustain.
What is raising eye brows in timing of the resolution. Secondly BSP government didnt take opposition parties into confidence before going in for resolution.
Politically for BSP , they stand to gain from the resolution. Traditional vote bank of mayawati remains intact because in our four proposed states , she had her vote bank distributed. BSP can claim that they are multi state party in not national party!!!!!!!!…The biggest advantage of this for BSP would be leaving SP in mess .. Their vote banks would get divided and in two states , they would be left wondering!!!!!!!
Congress doesnot loose much but neither do they gain much. BJP gains in one proposed state where their vote base in strong while Ajit singh remains powerful in one state.
By passing the resolution , behn mayawati has put center government at dock . She has also put BJP and Congress on spot . Both can’t even oppose it and at same time they dont seem to be ready for it..
Just getting resolution passed in vidhan sabha doesnot form new states , it has to be passed by center too which would take time. UPA would surely buy time but behn mayawati had put her cards in open and not it is UPA’s time to play their cards.
Importance of uttar pradesh in nation politics has always been profound. They send most number of MPs because of its size. We have had seven prime ministers from uttar pradesh!!!!!!!!!!!!.Now with four states likely to become reality , let us see how it effects national politics.
We invite your views on this. What do you think about current resolution passed by uttar pradesh vidhan sabha?