vidarbaDemanding separate Vidarbha state Protesters in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra vandalized state transport buses on Sunday morning.

According to reports, supporters and protagonists of separate Vidarbha state movement on Tuesday came out in good numbers and observed protests, demanding the creation of Vidarbha state.

The Vidarbha currently forms eastern part of Maharashtra state.

The demand for a separate state was raised for the first time over 100 years ago. As a result of which, the Central Provinces legislature passed a unanimous resolution to create a separate state of ‘Mahavidarbha’ on 1 October 1938 at Nagpur.

This was much before the demand for a “Samyukta Maharashtra” was even conceived.