Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in search of his intervention to resolve the state’s lengthy pending boundary dispute with neighbouring Karnataka.
In the letter dated August 9, Mr Pawar appealed to PM Modi to take the lead in stopping the Karnataka authorities’s “atrocities” on Marathi-speaking folks and embrace the disputed areas in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra claims sure areas, together with Belgaum, Karwar and Nippani that are a part of Karnataka, contending the vast majority of inhabitants in these areas is Marathi-speaking.
The dispute between the 2 states over Belgaum and different border areas is pending earlier than the Supreme Court for a few years.
Mr Pawar stated it has been greater than 60 years because the formation of Maharashtra state, with Mumbai as its capital, however, Belgaum, Karwar, Bidar, Bhalki, Nippani and different Marathi-speaking areas of Karnataka are nonetheless not in Maharashtra.
“People of Maharashtra and those living in the Marathi-speaking areas of Karnataka bordering Maharashtra regret that the issue hasn’t been resolved yet,” the NCP chief stated.
Maharashtra is not going to relaxation until the dream of a “Sanyukta Maharashtra”, together with Marathi-speaking areas alongside the border, is realised, he stated.
“The fight through legal means will continue. We want you to take cognisance of wishes of the people of Maharashtra and ensure justice,” Mr Pawar stated in his letter to the PM.
Currently, the authorized battle is on within the Supreme Court and “we are confident that Maharashtra will get justice”, he stated.
“We seek your help in ensuring justice to Marathi people from border areas of Karnataka. I am sure you will do so,” the deputy CM stated within the letter.
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