28 November, 2020

Towards A Solution

A calculated 'package' aims to bring back peace in the region

Towards A Solution
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When nothing else works, revert to that time-tested measure of dealing with regional aspirations—work out a 'package' for the disgruntled populace. That has been the thinking within an influential section of the Congress party for quite a while now vis-a-vis the Uttarakhand agitation, and the imposition of President's rule in the state has given them just that opportunity. But the various pro-Uttarakhand organisations are a worried lot as they seem to have caught on to the government's plan which would take the heart out of the demand for a separate state. "Serious attempts are on at reviving the agitation and taking it to the pitch of a year ago," said a Mussoorie-based activist.

Uttar Pradesh Governor, Motilal Vora, in coordination with the Prime Minister's Office, is believed to have prepared a package for the state's hill regions in an attempt to take the wind out of the sails of the agitation. The consequence has been that the Uttarakhand leadership called for an indefinite bandh from December 3 in all the hills districts to press for their demands before the...

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