Leaders cutting across political lines in Karnataka, including Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, on Monday came down heavily on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks on incorporating into the state the areas of Karnataka where Marathi-speaking people are in majority.
In a series of tweets, Yediyurappa declared that Mahajan Commission report’s recommendations on the border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka is “absolute and conclusive”.
“Maharashtra CM’s raking up border issue with us is smacked with arrogance and audacity. His statement on Belagavi is a slap on the face of the country’s federal structure. He should realise this as it is a foregone conclusion when both states have agreed and implemented Mahajan Commission report’s recommendations long ago,” he said.
In another tweet, he said that it was painful to note that the person occupying CM’s post should indulge in politicking over the border dispute.
“This is nothing but an attempt to disrupt the harmonious atmosphere in Karnataka. Marathas living in Karnataka assimilated with Kannada and Kannadigas very meaningfully, similarly, Kannadigas living Maharashtra have assimilated with Marathas beautifully. Let…