MES Maha Melava (Convention) was held on December 9, at the Vaccine Depot Grounds to coincide with the first day of the winter session at Suvarna Vidhan Soudha.
Strict conditions have been put in place which include no hate speech against the state and also no hate speech amongst communities.
N D Patil, Sambhaji Patil(MLA)and Arvind Patil (MLA Khanapur) spoke on the occasion. The speakers at the convention reiterated their stand of fighting till the last drop of blood to go into Maharashtra. MLA Sambhaji Patil said now it is time to move this agitation from Belgaum to Mumbai and then to Delhi.
A large number of Marathi-speaking people from Belgaum, Khanapur and neighbouring rural areas made it to the melava. The MES had been organising the melava ever since the Karnataka government started holding legislature sessions in Belgaum.