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Lessons to learn from Past Kannada Marathi Unity

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This story is taken from my Associte Blog http://belgaumnri.blogspot.com/ .

I request my blog readers to think over the post (Last paragraph) I got from one of the old newsprint of Times of India.The wrong and right
Bringing Kannada marathi divide among Belgaumites : Utter wrong
Mr More’s Balckening of face in Banglore : Utter Wrong( As a elected representative he have dignity of public servant and mainly respect as human being)Are not Kannadigas staying in Mumbai and Pune and Mahrashtra, are these Bangalorei so called Kannada abhimanis ( bloody Konga’s– migrants from Chennai), have these ever thought about them.Just look back into history after Babri Masjid issue the middle east started publishing jobs with the tag ( Only muslims and christens need to apply ) the discrminitaion is still on except for professionals who are invited by these countries.
Kumarswamis decison for holding winter session (if aimed as Belgaums devlopemnt and bridge regional imbalance gap then) : Right
Kumarswamis intention to divide our hearts of Belgaumites : Wrong.
I request all Belgaumites to stand above language to heal each other wounds and slap on these politicians face, Belgaum’s devlopment should become our main interest , livilihood for everyone is all about the basic need for every human being. A tolerant society is my dream but want your eyes to share the same and if any one should open his eyes they should see Belgaum as the city for everyone,I am not a social reformer ,but do believe in thought process and mind power , ability of an individual to come up and stand out in the times of difficulties, we all might have seen “Rang de Basanti” , dont you all think our society need such awakening , and why not Belgaumite be trendsetters, Unity is strentgh but dont just leave it reading as bunch of words.
If it has happened in the past it can happened today.
Jan 2001 Times of India Belgaum: Is Belgaum city corporation (CCB) moving away from its language-based politics? the coming together of marathi and kannada groups for the second time in the history of bcc to elect the mayor was an indication towards this. and at the first meeting of the newly elected bcc members, a resolution to merge marathi-speaking areas of karnataka with maharashtra was rejected outright. it was a tradition of the bcc to pass such a resolution pleading with the union government to take an initiative to merge the border areas into maharashtra. the resolution was proposed by the mes and shiv sena, which received a setback when a section of marathi corporators, led by sambhaji rao patil, joined hands with kannada-urdu group to come to power. to the disappointment of mes-shiv sena, the ruling members passed another resolution giving a new twist to the long-standing border dispute between maharashtra and karnataka. the members made it clear that they would welcome any decision taken at the proposed meeting between karnataka and maharashtra at the initiative of pm vajpayee. this did not go well with the opposition. when mayor vandana belgundkar gave her ruling, the mes and shiv sena rushed to the well of the house and stalled the proceedings. mayor suspended the disrupting corporators and had to adjourn the house when they did not relent. the “knockout punch” came from sambhaji rao patil. he is an active and powerful pro-marathi leader in belgaum city. he said: “they are not ready to resolve the border dispute. what they need is to keep the issue alive to reap political benefits.” former mayor shivaji shuntkar earlier tabled the resolution, which was opposed by mlas ramesh kudchi and manohar kadolkar and sambhaji rao patil. the resolution states that belgaum, khanapur, nippanni, karwar, bidar, bhalki and other areas should be merged with maharashtra. it may be recalled that cm krishna had taken an initiative to create a platform for both marathi and kannada corporators to come together and prepare an agenda for the development of belgaum. He had also announced a special developmental package for belgaum.
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  1. Belehaavi (Belgaum) belongs to Karnataka…Period.

    More’s face was balckened coz..they changed the Corporation from KAR to MH…thats also wrong when Belagaavi is polictically in Karnataka…

    If Marathi ppl want to avoid Kananda..let them to go back to MH which is close nearby, Belagaum/Belagaavi can do better w/o them.

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