Yediyurappa condemns Maharashtra Dy CM’s statement on Belagavi border issue


Team Udayavani, Nov 18, 2020, 3:13 PM IST

Bengaluru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday condemned Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar’s statement raking up the Belagavi border issue and termed it as an attempt to “incite fire”.

Speaking to reporters, he said, “I condemn Maharashtra DCM Ajit Pawar’s statement, whole world knows that the Mahajan Commission report is final. Marathi people here are like Kannadigas in our state.

We have created a corporation here for the development of Marathas.” Pawar had said Maharashtra’s all-round growth and incorporating Belgaum (Belagavi), Karwar and Nipani — areas of Karnataka which have substantial Marathi-speaking population — were dreams of Bal Thackeray.

“Let’s resolve to fulfil Balasaheb’s dream,” he said in his message, paying tributes to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his eighth death anniversary on Tuesday.

“During the Belagavi Vishva Kannada Sammelana (World Kannada Meet held in 2011) they (Marathi people) had participated in a big way. When such is the situation, Ajit Pawar has tried to incite fire, it is condemnable. I condemn it. They have to stop making such statements in the future,” Yediyurappa added.

Both states have been at loggerheads for decades over the border issues. Maharashtra claims the border district of Belagavi was part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency, but is currently a district of Karnataka, on linguistic grounds.

On its part as an assertion that Belagavi is an integral part of the state, Karnataka has built the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, modelled on the Vidhana Soudha, the state legislature building in Bengaluru, where legislature session is held once a year.

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