Both Houses of the Karnataka legislature will be passing a resolution on the long-standing border dispute with Maharashtra. The legislature has reiterated the State’s stance that the issue is a settled one, and that not an inch of land will be given to the neighbouring State.
During a heated debate on the border dispute in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai proposed passing a unanimous resolution in both Houses of the State legislature to reaffirm the State’s position.
”If everyone agrees, while giving the government’s reply on the border issue debate, we will pass a resolution reiterating the State’s stand in both Houses of legislature. We have already passed several such resolutions, and we will reiterate it,” he said. Members of all political parties, including Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, agreed.
Initiating the debate, Siddaramaiah stated that there is no question of any dispute, and the border issue is already settled with the Mahajan Commission report.
Bommai’s recent attendance at a meeting of Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Maharashtra, called by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, had drawn some criticism from the Opposition Congress. In response, Bommai said, ”There is no ambiguity or confusion” and that he had reiterated the State’s stand very clearly at the meeting, without any dilution.