Regarding recent developments in that context including the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute, senior legal scholar Adv. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai informed that I will go to New Delhi on December 29 to meet and discuss with Mukul Rohatgi and Union Ministers.
He was talking to reporters at the Mysore airport on Monday morning. The Karnataka-Maharashtra border case will be heard in the Supreme Court on November 30. The government has appointed former Supreme Court judge Shivraj Patil as the chairman of the Karnataka Border and River Protection Commission, with whom I will also meet. Chief Minister Bommai expressed the belief that Karnataka has made all preparations for a legal battle with the neighboring state of Maharashtra and that Karnataka will present its case effectively in the Supreme Court.
Are the villages in the border areas of Maharashtra waiting to be included in Karnataka? The Chief Minister refused to comment on this question. He said that it is not appropriate to discuss the boundary issue publicly as it is a judicial matter. Just talking about starting a rice buying center in Mangalore Boiled rice is the staple food of people in Mangalore. Therefore, first a shopping center for different types of rice will be opened at that place. Similarly, rice procurement centers will also be started in Gangavati, Sidhanur, Mandya and Mysore, he said. Speaking about the reservation of backward classes, Chief Minister Bommai raised the aspirations of all communities and tribes. But the government has to take all steps legally within the framework of the constitution. The Backward Classes Commission and the government will examine the increased quota of communities and take appropriate decisions accordingly, he said.
Does opposition get cooperation on border dispute? All parties in politics try to outwit each other while answering this question. But when it comes to Karnataka’s land, language and water issues, all opposition parties stand firmly behind the government, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai explained. BJP is thinking of implementing Uniform Civil Code in the country. Various committees have been formed for this purpose. In this regard, Karnataka will take appropriate decision after taking information from other states and considering the provisions of the constitution, he said.