Maharashtra will be celebrating the golden jubilee of ‘Samuykta Maharashtra’ this year and in the same year some people want a separate Vidharbha. Belgaum border issue was raked up during this Vidharba issue by Shivsena who is opposing the formation of it. And now even the CM Ashok Chavan has come party to it.
Chavan Monday came down heavily upon the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), warning them of action if they pursue their attacks on north Indians in Mumbai. Chavan was against the slogan ‘Mumbai for Marathis’ and said Anyone can live anywhere in India. The constitution guarantees this.
And during the same conference when he was asked about Belgaum, he said Maharashtra would go by the Supreme Court verdict on it. Chavan urged the Karnataka government to safeguard the interests of Marathi speaking people in Belgaum.
Here it seems Chavan is supporting the Marathis in a different state but he is not worried about his own Marathi brothers and sisters in his own state.
The MES has sought permission for a SEEMA PARISHAD to be held on 5th February to the authorities. The convention is being organised so as to make a way for the voice of the Marathi people and the authorities of the ill treatment being given to them. Still permission has not being given for the same and if permission is denied it could ave adverse affects and if given the Kannada activists will protest as it happened last year.
For a Belgaumite words of Mr.Chavan do take up prominent place on the Front page of a news paper but what next. Politicans should become more sensible and stop raking up old issues.
My point for this story at this time is simple, All politicians are having a heated debate over ‘Mumbai for Marathis’ from Rahul Gandhi, Abu Azmi to Mukesh Ambani.
My question to all as a introspection is “Belgaum for *********”. I would say Belgaum for Belgaumites.
We as Belgaumites have a different DNA built in where both Marathi and Kannada go hand in hand. All of us have a Kannada or a Marathi friend and we speak both the languages love each other.
If ‘Mumbai for Marathis’ then “ Belaum for Belgaumites”.
We want peace and development and no bias. For so many decades this issue has eaten up all the space, we need to change this. We should look forward for a BETTER DEVELOPED BELGAUM.
Disclaimer: I am here for better Belgaum