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December 3, 2022

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No village from Maharashtra will go anyplace: Fadnavis on Bommai’s assertion

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No village from Maharashtra will go anywhere: Fadnavis on Bommai's statement

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NAGPUR/MUMBAI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday mentioned no village in Maharashtra has sought merger with Karnataka not too long ago, and there’s no query of any border village “going anywhere”.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had claimed on Tuesday that some village panchayats in Jat taluka of Maharashtra’s Sangli district had handed a decision prior to now in search of to merge with Karnataka after they have been going through a extreme water disaster.

The Karnataka authorities had devised schemes to assist them by offering water, and his authorities was significantly contemplating the proposal of Jat villages, he mentioned.

“These villages had introduced a resolution on the issue of water scarcity in 2012. Presently, none of the villages have introduced any resolution,” Fadnavis informed reporters right here.

When he grew to become Maharashtra chief minister, his authorities entered into an settlement with Karnataka to type out the water problem, he mentioned.

A water provide scheme was chalked out for the Jat villages when Girish Mahajan was water assets minister in his cabinet, the BJP chief added.

“We are now going to give approval to that scheme. Perhaps because of Covid, the previous (Uddhav Thackeray-led) government could not approve it,” Fadnavis added.

“Presently, none of the villages have raised such demand (of merger with Karnataka). The demand is of 2012,” he mentioned.

“Not a single village of Maharashtra will go anywhere,” Fadnavis harassed.

Earlier within the day, Maharashtra minister Shambhuraj Desai mentioned the Karnataka chief minister’s claims shouldn’t be taken significantly.

The decades-old border dispute over Belagavi (earlier Belgaum) between Maharashtra and Karnataka is in information once more as a result of current statements from either side.

On Monday, Bommai had mentioned he had shaped a formidable authorized crew of senior legal professionals to take care of the border dispute when it comes up within the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, the Maharashtra authorities appointed Chandrakant Patil and Shambhuraj Desai as nodal ministers to coordinate with the state’s authorized crew relating to the pending courtroom case.

Talking to reporters right here, Desai mentioned, “As Maharashtra has reconstituted its team to take forward the Karnataka border dispute in the Supreme Court, Bommai has come up with some ridiculous old demand. It should not be taken seriously. The villages in Jat tehsil had reportedly passed a resolution more than a decade back to pressurise the then state government to address their demand of water supply from the Krishna river.”

There isn’t any such official documentation or decision out there with the Maharashtra authorities, he added.

“As per my information, the Maharashtra government has already cleared a proposal to supply water for irrigation to the arid parts of Jat tehsil. The cost of the project is around Rs 1,200 crore. A technical scrutiny of the project is underway. It means these villages will definitely get water from Maharashtra,” Desai mentioned.

The border dispute dates again to the Sixties after the reorganisation of States on linguistic traces.

Maharashtra laid declare to Belagavi which was a part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency because it has a large Marathi-speaking inhabitants.

It additionally laid declare to 80 Marathi-speaking villages that are presently a part of Karnataka.

NAGPUR/MUMBAI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday mentioned no village in Maharashtra has sought merger with Karnataka not too long ago, and there’s no query of any border village “going anywhere”.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had claimed on Tuesday that some village panchayats in Jat taluka of Maharashtra’s Sangli district had handed a decision prior to now in search of to merge with Karnataka after they have been going through a extreme water disaster.

The Karnataka authorities had devised schemes to assist them by offering water, and his authorities was significantly contemplating the proposal of Jat villages, he mentioned.

“These villages had introduced a resolution on the issue of water scarcity in 2012. Presently, none of the villages have introduced any resolution,” Fadnavis informed reporters right here.

When he grew to become Maharashtra chief minister, his authorities entered into an settlement with Karnataka to type out the water problem, he mentioned.

A water provide scheme was chalked out for the Jat villages when Girish Mahajan was water assets minister in his cabinet, the BJP chief added.

“We are now going to give approval to that scheme. Perhaps because of Covid, the previous (Uddhav Thackeray-led) government could not approve it,” Fadnavis added.

“Presently, none of the villages have raised such demand (of merger with Karnataka). The demand is of 2012,” he mentioned.

“Not a single village of Maharashtra will go anywhere,” Fadnavis harassed.

Earlier within the day, Maharashtra minister Shambhuraj Desai mentioned the Karnataka chief minister’s claims shouldn’t be taken significantly.

The decades-old border dispute over Belagavi (earlier Belgaum) between Maharashtra and Karnataka is in information once more as a result of current statements from either side.

On Monday, Bommai had mentioned he had shaped a formidable authorized crew of senior legal professionals to take care of the border dispute when it comes up within the Supreme Court.

On Tuesday, the Maharashtra authorities appointed Chandrakant Patil and Shambhuraj Desai as nodal ministers to coordinate with the state’s authorized crew relating to the pending courtroom case.

Talking to reporters right here, Desai mentioned, “As Maharashtra has reconstituted its team to take forward the Karnataka border dispute in the Supreme Court, Bommai has come up with some ridiculous old demand. It should not be taken seriously. The villages in Jat tehsil had reportedly passed a resolution more than a decade back to pressurise the then state government to address their demand of water supply from the Krishna river.”

There isn’t any such official documentation or decision out there with the Maharashtra authorities, he added.

“As per my information, the Maharashtra government has already cleared a proposal to supply water for irrigation to the arid parts of Jat tehsil. The cost of the project is around Rs 1,200 crore. A technical scrutiny of the project is underway. It means these villages will definitely get water from Maharashtra,” Desai mentioned.

The border dispute dates again to the Sixties after the reorganisation of States on linguistic traces.

Maharashtra laid declare to Belagavi which was a part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency because it has a large Marathi-speaking inhabitants.

It additionally laid declare to 80 Marathi-speaking villages that are presently a part of Karnataka.