Set for a authorized battle with Maharashtra over the border dispute, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday stated discussions are on with the state’s authorized specialists relating to the technique to be adopted, when the matter comes up for listening to earlier than the Supreme Courtroom.
He additionally remained cautious whereas responding to calls for by individuals of some villages in Maharashtra, bordering Karnataka, reportedly wanting their merger with the state.
“On November 30 there’s a case within the Supreme Courtroom, yesterday I held a gathering with the Karnataka Border and River Formation Fee chairperson and former decide of the Supreme Courtroom Justice Shivaraj Patil and different specialists relating to the technique and authorized perspective,” Bommai stated.
Chatting with reporters right here, he stated on November 29, he’ll maintain discussions with senior advocate within the state’s authorized panel Mukul Rohatgi in New Delhi, relating to the technique and the issues that may particularly come up in the course of the listening to on Wednesday.
The border dispute dates again to the Nineteen Sixties after the reorganisation of states on linguistic strains.
Maharashtra laid declare to Belagavi which was a part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency because it has a sizeable Marathi-speaking inhabitants. It additionally laid declare to 80 Marathi-speaking villages that are at the moment a part of Karnataka.
Responding to a query on individuals of some villages in Maharashtra bordering Karnataka, reportedly demanding merger of their areas with the state and as to what was his message for them, Bommai, not desirous to remark a lot, stated the matter was pending earlier than the Supreme Courtroom, which is able to resolve.
“All these issues are earlier than the Supreme Courtroom…I’ve myself stated what I’ve to already, however because the matter is earlier than the Supreme Courtroom, it has now been determined to not talk about them, as it could have some implications. It will likely be determined by the Supreme Courtroom,” he stated.
Slamming the neighbouring state’s leaders for provocative statements on the border dispute, the Chief Minister had not too long ago stated Solapur and Akkalkot areas in Maharashtra belonged to Karnataka.
Rejecting criticism over a current assembly between Karnataka and Maharashtra Governors to debate varied points pertaining to each states and makes an attempt to hyperlink it to the border challenge being raked up once more, Bommai on Monday stated, “Governors had met for a special objective, this can be a case pending within the Supreme Courtroom, that has come up for listening to that’s all.”
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