Lauding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s handling of Darjeeling crisis, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia, who has been fielded by her Trinamool Congress for the Lok Sabha polls, promised to work for the development of the hills and serve pople with honesty.
Congress Wednesday sought to turn
the tables on L K Advani over the Telangana issue asking him why statehood was not granted to the region when the BJP was in power at the Centre and he was the Home Minister.
Mounting pressure on the
Congress leadership on separate Telangana statehood, party MPs
said they would take
"drastic steps" like resignations if the Centre failed to take
a favourable decision on the issue within a month.
A delegation of TDP leaders and
MLAs from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh today met
President Pratibha Patil and demanded the Centre immediately
initiate steps for formation of a separate Telangana state.