Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai condemns the alleged offences of painting Karnataka buses with pro-Maharashtra slogans . He said that such incidents would spark a division among the states .
Bengaluru (India): According to reports from Pune, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has condemned the alleged offences of painting Karnataka buses with pro-Maharashtra slogans and demanded that Maharashtra take immediate action to end them.Mr Bommai also said that such incidents would spark a division among the states, so Maharashtra should respond quickly.Every state has its own rights.These states were established under the State Reorganisation Act.Mr Bommai told reporters that the law is extremely simple, and that the respective government has the responsibility to maintain stability, law, and order, and ensure that there is stability and order between the states, he said.Hence, the Maharashtra government should respond quickly.I particularly encourage the Deputy Chief Minister, the state Home Minister (Devendra Fadnavis), to take immediate action, according to the Chief Minister.Maharashtra sued the Supreme Court in 2004, and Karnataka has been fighting a court battle, which will continue in the future, according to Mr Bommai.We will fight with all of our might. Yesterday, I made it clear that our first priority is to wage a court fight, because the Supreme Court will take a call as the lawsuit is still up for hearing.According to him, Maharashtra's lawsuit is not about the merit of the petition, but rather about the case's suitability.Article three (of the Indian constitution) is very clear about the state reorganisation.I don't want to say anything. The Karnataka Chief Minister claimed that the predominantly Kannada-speaking Panchayats in Jat Taluka, Sangli district of Maharashtra, had issued resolutions in the past to merge with Karnataka in the event of a severe drought and a crippling drinking water shortage, and that his government had devised strategies to help them by providing water.According to Mr Bommais, the state government is seriously considering it.He also said that Karnatakas argument is also based on the fusion of Maharashtra's predominantly Kannada-speaking Solapur and Akkalkot areas with Karnataka.The state government will lobby the Supreme Court for Marathi-speaking villages in Karnataka, including Belgaum-Karwar-Nipani!The struggle over Belagavi dates back to the 1960s, when states were reorganized on linguistic grounds, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Shinde said earlier this week that the state has deployed a team of top lawyers, including Mukul Rohatgi and Shyam Diwan, to prosecute the issue. The number of attorneys will increase if required.Maharashtra has contested Belagavi (also known as Belgaum), which was part of the Bombay Presidency at the time of independence and has long been a point of contention between the two States.Karnataka has consistently stated that the Mahajan Commission report on the border issue is final, and that there is no point denying the report.