Trucks bearing Maharashtra numbers were stopped and smeared with black ink, and at least one of these pelted with stones, at Hire Bagewadi toll near Belagavi after a protest by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.
In a resiprocal action buses with KA numbers were smeared with black color in Pune and other cities.
Following the incident, the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Kolhapur unit has threatened to visit Belagavi to protest.
Reacting to the violence in Belagavi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said, “Maharashtra has taken patient position. But it has limits. If attacks on Maharashtra vehicles do not stop in 24 hours then whatever happens will be responsibility of Karnataka CM.
The MNS has also attacked the buses in Ichalkaranji.
Maharashtra Minister Sambhuraj Desai on Tuesday issued a statement regarding his visit to the Maharashtra-Karnataka border and stated that his visit has been postponed and not cancelled.
The police in Belagavi did not allow the MES delegation to submit a memorandum to the DC today