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Pappu calls for Mithila statehood

RJD MP Pappu Yadav on Sunday raised the demand for a separate Mithila state, allegedly neglected as far as steps towards flood-prone districts are concerned.

Addressing reporters at a city hotel, Pappu accused the state and the central governments to have done nothing for the Mithila region and said the day is not far when Mithila would become a separate state with him at the helm.

“It is very unfortunate that the Mithila region, which gives the maximum number of legislators and members of Parliament is neglected both by the state and the central governments. No one is bothered about the people of that region,” said Pappu.

He added: “I welcome the Prime Minister’s visit to Nepal but it should not be limited to becoming a Shiv bhakt (devotee). He should talk with Nepal on Kosi and flood-control measures. Every year, thousands die in floods and since Independence, more than a lakh have died and property worth billions has been damaged.”