Maharashtra Minister Sambhuraj Desai released a statement on Tuesday confirming his trip to the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, saying that his visit had been postponed and not cancelled . The initiative was planned to discuss the border issue with the people in order to find a peaceful solution in this situation .
Maharashtra, December 6: Maharashtra Minister Sambhuraj Desai released a statement on Tuesday confirming his trip to the Maharashtra-Karnataka border, saying that his visit had been postponed and not cancelled.The initiative was planned to discuss the border issue with the people in order to find a peaceful solution in this situation.On the Karnataka border, a heavy force was stationed so we could not cross there.According to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnaviss' statement, anyone has the right to go anywhere.For decades, the two states have been fighting over the line of separation between them, but we are hopeful that they will return some other day.I have asked them to come by this year.I invite them to visit Belgavi on December 19, when the death anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar was commemorated, but they were originally scheduled to travel to Belagavi on December 3, according to the Belagavi Ambedkar group.Following the breakdown of the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute, many untoward incidents took place in Belagavi. Bommai has expressed displeasure with the two ministers' visit to Belagavi, but police presence along the border has been bolstered in Belagavis Chikkodi, according to police.Six Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) contingents have been deployed in Nippani Taluk.450 police officers have been stationed at the Kuganolli Check Post.Senior officers include the Superintendent of Police (SP). Any vehicle crossing the border is being scrutinized by police, however it is claimed by Maharashtra.The long-running Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute began in 1953 when the Maharashtra government objected to the inclusion of 865 villages, including Belagavi, in the north-western and north-eastern areas of Karnataka, all of which border Maharashtra.Following the passage of the State Reorganization Act, 1956, the Maharashtra government requested the reversal of its Karnataka boundary.Following this, both states formed a four-member commission.The Maharashtra government indicated that it wanted to transfer 260 villages in Kannada-speaking regions, but was turned down by Karnataka.