Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday virtually ruled out any plan for the division of the state, saying his government believes in uniting and not dividing.
During the BSP rule with Mayawati at the helm, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly had in 2011 passed a proposal for a four-way split of the state. The proposal was to divide Uttar Pradesh into Bundelkhand, Purvanchal, Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh.
Yogi Adityanath on Monday said, “The people of Uttar Pradesh are proud of their history and the state has its own importance in the country. We believe in uniting not dividing.”
He said the state government has given special attention on development of the state’s eastern parts and the Bundelkhand region.