Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that the Marathi-speaking Areas of Karnataka (Karnataka), bordering his state, are ruled by the Supreme Court until the Supreme Court’s final verdict on the case. The state should be declared. On the occasion of the release of the book on the border dispute between the two states, Uddhav Thackeray criticized the Karnataka government for the alleged atrocities on the Marathi speaking population living in those areas. He said that there is a need to fight to win in case of inclusion of these areas in Maharashtra. It is noteworthy that Maharashtra claims several parts of Karnataka including Belgaum, Karwar and Nippani, arguing that majority of them have Marathi-speaking population. The case has been pending in the Supreme Court for many years.
Uddhav Thackeray said, ‘When the hearing of the case is going on in the Supreme Court, Karnataka renamed Belgaum as its second capital and constructed the building of the Legislature there and held the session of the Legislature there.’ He said, ‘This is contempt of court.’ Thackeray said, “Marathi speaking areas occupied by Karnataka should be declared a union territory till the final decision of the Supreme Court.”
He said, ‘We have learned from past experiences and will fight to win. The Marathi-speaking areas occupied by Karnataka will join Maharashtra. ” The Chief Minister lashed out at the Maharashtra Unification Committee (MES), aiming to weaken Marathi issues for selfish political gains. He said, ‘First, half a dozen MLAs of MES won, the Mayor of Belgaum is Marathi speaking. The Shiv Sena never entered Belgaum politics because it did not want to weaken the MES.
The chief of the Shiv Sena, which formed the government in 2019 by forming Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress in Maharashtra, said that the legal battle needs to be planned to win in a time bound manner and it needs to be ensured That the Marathi speaking people and leaders should unite in Karnataka. He said, ‘We take an oath that till we win we will not rest.’ If the pending issues are not resolved during the tenure of this government (MVA), then they will never be resolved. Accusing Uddhav Thackeray, “Any party in Karnataka, be it the government or the chief minister, they have a commonality and that is atrocities on Marathi people and language.”
NCP president Sharad Pawar said on the occasion that when Maharashtra leader Senapati Bapat started a hunger strike, the Mahajan Commission was set up by the Center in the 1960s to study and conclude the case. Pawar said, “The then Maharashtra Chief Minister Vasantrao Naik accepted the commission and agreed that the findings of the commission would be binding on the state but the report of the commission was against the cent percent Maharashtra.” He said, “We rejected the findings of the (Maharashtra) Commission. Barrister AR Antulay, former Chief Minister, has written about the rejection of the Mahajan Commission report in his book. It is also mentioned in this book (released). “Pawar said that the Supreme is the last weapon for the state and Maharashtra should use all the law options to win this case.” “We have to fight.” There is no other option. It is a good thing that Chief Minister Thackeray is leading in this direction. Maharashtra needs to show solidarity in this matter by bypassing its political differences.
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