New Delhi: Claiming that the UPA government is not interested in creating Telangana, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today promised a separate state within three months if her party was voted to power.
Addressing protesters here, Swaraj said the UPA government made the announcement late in the night two years ago about the formation of a separate state, but it did not honour its promise.
“Telangana will be created if this government is voted out of power. Telangana will be created in three months once BJP government is sworn in. UPA government is not interested in creating Telangana though it had mentioned in its election manifesto,” she said.
“They have forgotten what they promised in election manifestos. They announced it as a gift to the people on the occasion of Sonia Gandhi‘s birthday. But within 21 days, they took back the gift,” she alleged.
She said she would have raised the Telangana issue in Parliament but “it is not functioning because of a big scam on coal allocation”.
Sushma said people should not lose hope.
“This wait will be fruitful. Nothing can stop us from getting Telangana,” she said.