Published On : Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Separate Vidarbha demand will be dumped if 51% people oppose statehood: Aney

d264988-largeNagpur: The Maharashtra Advocate General Shrihari Aney, firing a fresh salvo on the opponents of Vidarbha Statehood, stuck to his controversial statement made during the Winter Session of State Legislature held in Nagpur last December.

Gracing the a programme to mark birth anniversary of former Deputy Chief Minister Nasikrao Tirpude, the Advocate General said that a referendum should be held on separate Vidarbha issue. If 51 percent people oppose carving out of separate Vidarbha then he will backtrack from the statehood demand.

“I work for the cause of Vidarbha and will continue to work in future as well. Support of Western Maharashtra is necessary for Vidarbha is a misleading statement.

Vidarbha region is a prosperous one and could progress on its own. It is a worrying factor for Western Maharashtra if Vidarbha is made a separate state. How will then the Western Maharashtra progress? retorted Aney.

Salman Khan hit-and-run case:
The Advocate General further said that the State Government, has in principle, taken a decision to move Supreme Court in connection with Salman Khan’s hit-and-run case even though a final decision is yet to be taken. Talking to media persons, Aney said that a final decision will be taken shortly and the same will be made public.

It is pertinent to recall that Bombay High Court, in a ruling, had quashed charges against the Bollywood star in the case.