Maharashtra government on Thursday demanded that Belgaum district be declared a union territory until the issue is settled in the Supreme court. In response to this the newly chosen Chief minister of Karnataka Shettar in his maiden press conference said that the Belgaum region belongs to his state and that the chapter has been closed.
Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan moved the resolution, which condemned the “unconstitutional and unjustifiable” decision of Karnataka government to dissolve Belgaum civic body despite a court stay. The resolution was adopted unanimously.
Shettar said that Marathis living in Karnataka are the happiest lot compared to their counterparts in other states (other than Maharashtra).