Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday assured the Legislative Assembly that his authorities wouldn’t let any injustice occur to folks residing in Marathi-speaking areas of Karnataka and asserted he was eager to resolve the long-festering border dispute with the neighbouring state on the earliest.
He mentioned senior advocate Harish Salve, a former Solicitor General of India, has agreed to battle the state’s authorized case on the decades-old border dispute with Karnataka within the Supreme Court.
Making a press release within the Lower House, Mr Shinde mentioned, “It (border dispute) is a delicate situation and the state was eager on fixing it on the earliest. The state authorities had additionally requested famous advocate Harish Salve to signify Maharashtra within the ongoing case within the Supreme Court and he has agreed to it.”
“After discussing the border situation with Union Home Minister Amit Shah (in December), each states have been requested to appoint three ministers from both sides (to debate the matter). Their assembly will probably be held quickly. The Maharashtra authorities has additionally requested Karnataka to withdraw all police circumstances filed in opposition to folks residing within the disputed area (over agitations associated to frame row),” the chief minister mentioned.
Mr Shinde mentioned his authorities will make sure that Marathi-speaking folks residing in villages and cities in Karnataka positioned alongside the border with Maharashtra, claimed by either side, don’t face any injustice by the hands of authorities within the southern state.
The border situation dates again to 1957 after the reorganisation of states on linguistic traces. Maharashtra laid declare to Karnataka’s Belagavi district, which was a part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency, because it has a sizeable Marathi-speaking inhabitants.
Maharashtra additionally laid declare to 814 Marathi-speaking villages that are presently a part of the southern state. Karnataka, nonetheless, considers the demarcation achieved on linguistic traces as per the States Reorganisation Act and the 1967 Mahajan Commission Report as closing.
Mr Shinde mentioned the state authorities has elevated the pension given to those that fought for a separate state of Maharashtra from Rs 10,000 per thirty days to Rs 20,000.
People residing in disputed areas with Karnataka would additionally profit from subsidies given to colleges and different recognised establishments, and acquire from the Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Arogya Yojana, which covers numerous medical therapies, the CM mentioned.
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