Amit Shah to meet CMs on Karnataka-Maharashtra border rowtext_fields
Bengaluru: A crucial meeting between Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the Chief Ministers of the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra regarding the ongoing border dispute is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 7 p.m.
The first intervention of the Centre on this issue comes after a delegation of MPs from Maharashtra approached for mediation.
The outcome of the meeting is likely to impact the law and order situation in both the states, especially at the border region. According to reports, Karnataka police have made elaborate security arrangements in Belagavi district to face any eventualities.
The border dispute which is currently under the Supreme Court, will play a crucial role in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
Karnataka Congress unit has attacked BJP for creating the border dispute unnecessarily only to hijack the people's emotions at the election time.
Chief Minister Bommai had stated that "we will clearly state our stand on the issue. Already, we have furnished details to Amit Shah regarding State Reorganization Act, pending case in the Supreme Court and others. The home secretary will also be briefed over the issue."
Meanwhile, Rohit Pawar of NCP had visited Belagavi, visited many places and held a meeting with the members of Maharashtra Ekikarana Samithi (MES). Kannada organisations have slammed him for visiting Belagavi without giving any official intimation.
Rohit Pawar, the grandnephew of Sharad Pawar, visited Hindalga where nine persons were killed in police firing in 1986 and also paid a visit to the residence of MES Belagavi President Deepak Dalvi.
Ashok Chandargi, President of Belagavi Karnataka Association Organizations Committee had chided that Rohit Pawar by visiting Belagavi like a thief has lowered his dignity.