Fadnavis added, “We will fight for our stand within the legal frame work in the Supreme Court”
Mumbai: The Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue has been rife for the last several years. Currently, it is seen that more has been added to this quarter. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said that “Jat taluka of Sangli district of Maharashtra is seriously considering to be included in Karnataka”. Bommai’s statement has caused a political earthquake in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Deputy CM that the state will fight and legally get all the villages.
Speaking with reporters Fadnavis said that the state will fight and get Marathi-speaking villages. He said, “Not a single Maharashtra village will go to Karnataka. The state government will take the fight to get Marathi-speaking villages including Belgaum-Karwar-Nipani too to our state.”
Recently, 40 drought-affected villages in Jat taluka of Sangli passed a resolution to join Karnataka. After this, it is seen that the Karnataka government has started moving rapidly to bring the villages of Jat taluka to their state. In this background, Basavaraj Bommai said, “Jat taluka in Sangli is suffering from drought and severe water scarcity. We have helped these villages by providing water. 40 villages of this taluka have decided to join Karnataka. We are seriously considering the resolution taken by these villages and through the Border Development Authority, we will provide grants to Kannada schools in Maharashtra.”
Maharashtra cabinet minister Shambhuraj Desai on Wednesday said that Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s claims over the border dispute should not be taken seriously.
NCP Leader Ajit Pawar is demanding clarification from the Chief Minister and deputy CM over Karnataka CM Basavraj Bommai’s claims that villages in Jat tehsil of Sangli were a part of Karnataka.
Fadnavis while speaking with reporters said, “The Jat resolution discussed was passed in 2012. It is an old proposal. We have not received any new proposal from Karnataka.”
Fadnavis added, “We will fight for our stand within the legal frame work in the Supreme Court.”
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