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Telangana is a political and an election decision: Mamata

PTI  Kolkata, October 04, 2013
First Published: 10:40 IST(4/10/2013) | Last Updated: 23:22 IST(4/10/2013)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday night dubbed the Union Cabinet's approval for the creation of Telangana, as a "political" and an "election decision".

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"Five years ago, at the time of last general election, creation of a new state of Telangana was conceived," Banerjee wrote on her Facebook wall.

"Now, after five years, just when another general election is knocking (at) the door, decision on a separate Telangana state has been taken. It is only a political decision and an election decision," Banerjee wrote.


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