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Bengaluru, Feb 01: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol on Sunday reportedly mentioned that the Maratha king Chhatrapti Shivaji was a “Kannadiga”. Speaking to reporters, Karjol mentioned, “Thackrey doesn’t know the historical past. Shivaji’s forefather Belliyappa was a Kannadiga from Soratur in Karnataka’s Gadag district. When drought struck Gadag, he (Belliyappa) migrated to Maharashtra, and Shivaji was the fourth era of his household.”
At a guide launch on the border dispute between the 2 states in Mumbai on January 27, Thackeray mentioned areas dominated by Marathi-speaking individuals in Karnataka like Belagavi, Karwar and Nippani must be declared because the ‘Union Territory’ until the Supreme Court gave its last verdict within the many years outdated case.
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Asserting that the Mahajan Commission’s report in 1968 upheld Karnataka’s declare on Belagavi, Karwar, Nippani and 800 villages within the border areas,” Karjol mentioned that Thackeray had been elevating the difficulty to divert consideration from the ‘infighting’ within the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition authorities, which was shaped by Shiva Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on November 28, 2019 in Maharashtra.
“Thackrey ought to not less than know now that Shivaji, who’s Shiv Sena’s icon and named the celebration after the Maratha king was a Kannadiga by origin,” Karjol reiterated, who hails from Bijapur (Vijayapura) within the state’s north west area.
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Echoing Karjol, one other Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi mentioned as Belagavi was a part of then Bombay province or presidency through the British rule, Mumbai must be a part of Karnataka and must be declared as Union Territory until the apex courtroom gave its verdict.
“As Thackeray couldn’t implement pro-people insurance policies through the Covid pandemic, he was shedding reputation within the neighbouring state (Maharashtra). Savadi, who hails from Athani in Belagavi district, additionally mentioned the MVA coalition authorities had failed on numerous counts in Maharashtra.