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INTERNATIONAL, PEER REVIEWED/REFEREED, MULTIDISCIPLINARY,BIANNUAL,BILINGUAL, OPEN ACCESS,INDEXED JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES Special Issue on Indian Elections and General Election 2019 proposed on 31 September 2019 Vol 06 Issue 02 is proposed on 31st July 2019 Last Date of Submission 31st May 2019 Publication Date 31st July 2019(Online), 15 August 2019 (Print)

Contextualizing the Statehood for Vidarbha

Chaketi Raju

Affiliations:

Res. Scholar in Pol. Science,Centre for Political Studies,Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. INDIA

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There are new trends of asymmetrical development and rising regional disparities which have paved the way for political disenchantment and economic frustrations of the people. However, in response to the socio-economic and political background of the country, economic frustrations may transform into political formation culminating into regional movements for statehood demands. As a result of intrastate disparities, uneven development occurred and demands like Vidarbha emerged quite early. In response, new states kept being formed and the process goes on even today. This article attempts to address the issue of statehood for Vidarbha in the growing political development in the state of Maharashtra in the post-polls period. This study is also proposed to demonstrate the hurdles in achieving the statehood for Vidarbha.

Keywords:
Statehood for Vidarbha, Smaller States, Maharashtra Assembly Polls, India.