Belagavi-Maharashtra News Highlights (December 6): Political leaders in Maharashtra started seeking Centre’s intervention as vehicles from the state were being targeted in Belagavi, Karnataka. NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, “If Karnataka CM (Basavaraj Bommai) is going to make provocative statements, then Centre must intervene.” He also said that he would request MPs from Maharashtra to take a delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, since the winter session of the Parliament is beginning tomorrow.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Udayanraje Bhosale said “The Centre should intervene. It should call all political parties leaders from Maharashtra and Karnataka. The issue should be discussed to find amicable solution on long pending boundary dispute.” “Today, just making statements and counter statements by Maharashtra and Karnataka leaders is not going to solve the vexed problem,” he added. “It has to addressed by taking all leaders into confidence. Dialogue is must. Otherwise this fight will continue, and nobody will benefit.”
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis called Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and expressed his displeasure over the incidents at Hirebagwadi near Belagavi. Bommai said that strict action will be taken against the culprits after looking into these incidents. He also assured in a telephonic conversation with Devendra Fadnavis that the vehicles coming from Maharashtra will be protected.