Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Amidst speculation of making further division of Uttar Pradesh and creating three separate states with in, the Yogi government on Saturday denied any such move.

The state government clarified that all rumors in this regard are baseless and no such proposal has been prepared. It may be mentioned that ever since Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reached Delhi to hold discussion over the ongoing political crisis in the state, rumors were on the rife regarding the division of country’s most populous state.

It was circulated in a section of media that Uttar Pradesh will be divided in three states ahead of assembly polls. These would be Harit Pradesh comprising of western districts, Bundelkhand with seven districts in it and remaining would be Uttar Pradesh. BJP on several occasions had favoured smaller states, pointing that it helps in development.

However, on Saturday, the information department of Uttar Pradesh government came out with a clarification saying all such things baseless and there is no such proposal of dividing the state. The UP cabinet minister and spokesperson, Siddharthnath Singh, earlier on Friday had issued a statement saying, "news of division of state is fake and holds no ground".

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