Maha, K’taka CMs & Pawar should meet over Belgaum dispute: Raut


Team Udayavani, Jan 19, 2020, 3:34 PM IST

Bengaluru: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said chief ministers of Maharashtra and Karnataka and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar should meet to resolve demands of Marathi-speaking people of Belgaum and nearby areas.

He also said that both the states should accept ruling of the Supreme Court, where a case over the issue is pending since many years.

Maharashtra claims Belgaum, part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency but currently a district of Karnataka, on linguistic grounds.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray last month appointed ministers Chhagan Bhujbal and Eknath Shinde as co- ordinators to oversee his government’s efforts to expedite the case related to the boundary dispute with Karnataka.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday in Belgaum, located around 490 km from here, Raut said, “The three leaders need to meet to resolve demands of Marathi-speaking people of Belgaum and nearby areas (in Karnakata).”

He also said that the dispute was being heard by the Supreme Court for last 14 years, and both the states should accept the apex court’s verdict.

On Friday, Maharashtra minister of state Rajendra Patil Yadravkar, who is the MLA from Shirol in Kolhapur, went to Belgaum to pay tributes to martyrs of the movement for the merger of Marathi-speaking villages there into Maharashtra.

A gathering is organised every year to honour those who died during the first ‘Samyukta Maharashtra Andolan’ on January 17, 1956.

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