The Shiv Sena on Monday said Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari should communicate to his Karnataka counterpart in “robust phrases” in regards to the alleged “atrocities” dedicated in opposition to Marathi-speaking folks in Belgaum district of the southern state.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ”Saamana” additionally focused on Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi’s reported comment that Belgaum will proceed to be part of Karnataka until the solar and moon exist.
It mentioned the boundary dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka (over Belgaum and different border areas) is pending earlier than the Supreme Court, which is not going to move its judgment whether the solar and moon exists within the sky or not.
Maharashtra claims Belgaum, a part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency however presently a district of Karnataka, on linguistic grounds.
On Sunday, Maharashtra cupboard ministers sported black ribbons to precise solidarity with Belgaum’s Marathi-speaking folks, who observe the inspiration day of Karnataka on November 1 as “black day”.
The ”Saamana” editorial alleged that “brutal assaults” are being made on Marathi folks, language, and culture within the areas involved in Karnataka because of the previous 60-odd years, and the remark of ”black day” is a response to that.
It said apart from the Belgaum dispute, the 2 states enjoy stronger social, cultural, and commerce ties between them in comparison with different states, however, the “brutal method” wherein Karnataka has been treating 20 lakh Marathi-speaking folks there causes anger.
“The governor of Maharashtra ought to communicate to his Karnataka counterpart in robust phrases about these atrocities. At the very least, he ought to attempt to assist the Belgaum delegation get the appointment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” it mentioned.
The editorial additional mentioned ministers like Savadi mustn’t overlook that lakhs of individuals hailing from Karnataka are doing enterprise and dwelling fortunately in Maharashtra.
Referring to Maharashtra ministers sporting black ribbons on Sunday, the editorial mentioned had leaders of the BJP and different events within the state joined the protest, it could have highlighted the state’s unity on the difficulty to Karnataka politicians.
Without naming BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis and Pravin Darekar, it mentioned at the least the leaders of Opposition within the Maharashtra Meeting and Council might have sported black ribbons to honor “sentiments of the folks”.
The BJP is in energy in Karnataka and if “atrocities” are being dedicated in opposition to Marathi brothers there, then the hearts of the social gathering’s leaders in Maharashtra “should soak in tears”, the editorial mentioned.
“Why it didn’t occur, solely they know…it has been printed that (Maharashtra BJP chief) Chandrakant Dada Patil mentioned Belgaum and other villages of Marathi-speaking folks should be integrated in Maharashtra. Thanking Patil for saying that!” the Sena publication said.