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Akola Pact of 1947 was an agreement between the Congress leaders from Western Maharashtra and from then Central Provinces and Berar. It was for the creation of two sub-provinces of Mahavidarbha and Western Maharashtra. It envisaged two separate executive, legislation, judiciary and council of minister, but under a single Government.
Earlier it was in 1918, a demand for a separate marathi speaking state was made by a petition during Montague-Chelmsford reforms. It was persuated in three regions of Bombay State, Vidarbha and Marathwada. In 1940, Mahavidarbha Samiti under leadership of M S Aney, suggested a Marathi speaking State consisting of four districts from Vidarbha ( Amravati, Akola, Yavatmal, Buldhana) and four districts from Nagpur division ( Nagpur, Bhandara, Wardha and Chanda ) 
- S. N. Mishra, Anil Dutta Mishra, Sweta Mishra, U. C. Agarwal, Triloki Nath. Public governance and decentralisation: essays in honour of T.N Chaturvedi, Volume 1. p. 574. Retrieved 5 February 2010.