Mumbai – a state to itself?

With the latest controversy erupting with Bal Thackeray’s statement that Sachin Tendulkar should not dabble in politics – Bal Thackeray believes that a statement that says Bombay belongs to Indians is an insult to the Marathi manoos – I would like to ask – Do you think that its time that Mumbai was made a separate state , ala New Delhi?

Will it make Mumbai much more progressive? As an indirect benefit, will it drive the rest of Maharashtra to progress even faster? And set up alternative towns and cities, thus spreading progress and wealth?

What do you think? Is there a case for making our large metros responsible for themselves? More autonomy , more growth?