Terming the creation of Telangana as an “election gimmick”, Trinamool Congress on Saturday sought a categorical assurance from the government that no new state will be created further.
“We have pointed out to the Speaker that creating Telangana just before the polls is an election gimmick and it is creating trouble in the entire country,” TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee told reporters here after the all-party meeting convened by Speaker Meira Kumar.
He said, “Unless the Home Minister comes out with a statement that no other state will be created (in future), agitations won’t stop. In Assam, agitation has already started. Yesterday few government accommodations were burnt by some agitators. This issue has to be resolved first.”
After the Centre announced its decision to form Telangana, the Gorkhaland issue has come back to the centre-stage in West Bengal, threatening to assume an alarming situation.
“Some are talking about the formation of Gorkhaland and we are not going to allow that,” Mr Banerjee said.