Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Thursday said that his government was open to an out-of-court settlement on the long-pending boundary dispute with Karnataka.
Mr. Chavan was speaking at the Legislative Assembly in reply to the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address to the joint session of the state legislature; we wish to accelerate the border issue towards a settlement in this golden jubilee year of foundation of Maharashtra state he said.
Maharashtra will not tolerate injustice on the Marathi-speaking people of Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other areas on the Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary. There will be no compromise on this issue he added.
Source: The Hindu