Agri, Kunbi Sena demand separate Konkan state

Published: Friday, September 29, 2006, 23:33 [IST]
 

Thane, Sep 29 (UNI) On the backdrop of the resurfacing of the Belgaum border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka governments, Agri Sena chief Rajaram Salvi and his counter part in the Kunbi Sena Vishwanath Patil, made demand of a separate Konkan state comprising four districts Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, in a joint press conference here today.

They announced formation of a front by the two organisations to fight the forthcoming local self bodies elections. They also pointed out the deteriorating situation of the locals and farmers in Konkan due to acquirement of their land by multi-national companies.

The duo also lashed out at the state government for its step-motherly treatment to Konkan in comparison to other parts of the state, especially Vidarbha.

They also made announcement of a rally on October 20, in which the unification of the Agri and Kunbi Sena would be formally announced. The rally would also discuss the vital issue of OBC reservations.

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