Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee [ Images ] on Saturday said that the demand for smaller states does not mean that new states would be created everywhere.
"The demand for Telangana [ Images ] is 60 years old. This does not mean everywhere new states are to be created," Mukherjee told reporters after inaugurating a new hospital here in North 24 Parganas.
He said that as far Teleagana was concerned Home Minister P Chidambaram [ Images ] had made a statement that "there were stages for formation (of a state). These are preliminary stages."
A state, he said, has to express its views because the President would like to know it before recommending a Bill to be considered in Parliament, he said.