Kolkata: A West Bengal minister on Tuesday dubbed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee`s two-day visit to Darjeeling as political and not connected to development.
Urban Development Minister Asok Bhattacharya said the existing toy train in the hills was irregular while work on rail connectivity to Sikkim has not begun even six months
after laying of the foundation.
"From this people can imagine how far she is interested in development and committed to keeping her assurances to the hill people," he told reporters. He also said, "Mamata Banerjee`s visit to Darjeeling is political and assurances on development is in no way connected to it."
Asserting that Darjeeling was a part of West Bengal, he said, "No power can separate it."