Karnataka News: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that it is not right for two ministers from Maharashtra to visit Belagavi. Two Maharashtra ministers Chandrakant Patil, Shambhuraj Desai and their legal team have been appointed to deal with the boundary issue and have planned to visit Belagavi, which is at the center of the dispute.
It is reported that both are likely to meet leaders of the Maharashtra Integration Committee (MES), which is spearheading the agitation for the merger of Belagavi with Maharashtra. This visit of the ministers is taking place at a time when the Supreme Court has recently heard the Maharashtra government’s petition regarding Belagavi.
will continue the steps taken in the past
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters in Belagavi, “Our Chief Secretary has already sent a letter to the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra through fax. It is not right for him to come here, so he should not come here. Already told. The Karnataka government will continue the steps taken in the past.”
Long dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka
There is a dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra regarding the border since a long time. Belgaum (Belagavi) district of Maharashtra was formed in 1960 and since then there is a dispute with Karnataka over 80 per cent Marathi speaking villages.
CM Bommai of Karnataka has staked his claim on 40 villages of Jat taluka of Sangli district falling in the state of Maharashtra, where the number of Kannada speakers is high. For this reason, CM Bommai of Karnataka claimed that they want to join Karnataka. Maharashtra’s Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis has also given a strong reaction regarding this matter. He said that not a single village will be allowed to go.
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