BELAGAVI: A day after the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) was denied permission for the Maha Melava, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the state stands by the Marathi-speaking people in the border districts.
“We will ensure that no injustice is done to the Marathi-speaking people. It is unfortunate that the Karnataka government did not give permission for the Maha Melava. Maharashtra will not step back for any reason on the border issue. The chief minister has already announced a Rs 2,000 crore package to provide drinking water and irrigation facilities in the border areas including Jath taluk”, he noted.
“Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has told Union Home Minister Amit Shah that the tweet on the border issue was not posted by him. We will ask the CM what action has been taken regarding the tweet”, Fadnavis further added.