Stoking the 70-year-long border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka over areas like Belgaum, Karwar and Nipani, Mahrashtra deputy chief minister and Karnataka chief minister locked horns on Wednesday. Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar was first to start as he broached the difficulty, paying tributes to Balasaheb Thackeray. Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa slammed Pawar’s assertion and mentioned these are meant for “undesirable controversy”.
“Late Balasaheb had struggled his whole life for rights of frequent man. He all the time dreamt in regards to the general growth of Maharashtra and make a united Maharashtra together with Belgaum, Karwar and Nipani. So allow us to resolve to meet this dream,” the assertion from Ajit Pawar’s workplace learn. It was issued on the event of Balasaheb’s loss of life anniversary on November 17.
Urging Pawar to not make such statements, Karnataka chief inister mentioned, “Marathi talking persons are identical to Kannadigas. They too belong to us. Maratha Improvement Authority has been fashioned for his or her growth. Assertion is simply to set off undesirable controversy. I urge him to not make such statements.”
Maharashtra claims Belgaum and the opposite areas that are a part of Karnataka as they have been a part of Bombay Presidency. Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray had appointed Chhagan Bhujbal and Eknath Shinde to look into the authorized instances regarding the border dispute.