Shreehari Aney, Datta Meghe discuss strategy for separate Vidarbha

Nagpur: Intensifying the separate Vidarbha demand, former Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney and ex-MP Datta Meghe have decided to set up a co-ordination committee involving major outfits, spearheading the movement.

Aney met Meghe at his residence in Nagpur on Sunday and had a detailed discussion on the issue.

Notably, Aney, who resigned as Advocate General last week in the wake of his remarks over statehood for Marathwada, has already addressed a couple of meetings at the district and taluka-level across Vidarbha region recently.

"We had a good meeting on spearheading the movement of creating separate Vidarbha. We will hold a meeting on April 8 to set up a much required co-ordination committee which will be represented by Vidarbha Pradesh Vikas Parishad, founded 11 years ago; Jan Manch and Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED)," Meghe told PTI today.

The former Rajya Sabha MP from NCP, who may not visit Delhi to take part in the sit-in agitation scheduled on March 31 organised by pro-Vidarbha outfits due to preoccupations, said, Aney will not only participate but also explore the possibility of facilitating a combined meeting of pro Vidarbha leaders with top leadership of parties like BSP, AAP and JD(U) there.

It was also decided that people in general may not get involved in the movement at the first go, therefore, creating awareness about the demand is the top priority, Meghe said.

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