MES and other Marathi groups will hold a Maha Melava as a show of strength with atleast 25,000 people are said to gather at the Subhash Chandra Bose Ground (Lele Ground).
MES had passed a resolution on holding Mahamelava in Belgaum whenever the state government held sessions. Following this, meets were organized in 2006 and 2009.
The police had not given permission but sources said that they have been given permission on some conditions and even a dress rehearsal of police was held today with about 200-250 police officers at the ground. The event was being held to protest against non-compliance of the High Court’s direction to the State government to implement provisions of Linguistic Minority Act in Belgaum,
As of now the Marathi divided groups have come together and will show their strength tomorrow.