Home Minister Amit Shah said – Maharashtra and Karnataka will form a joint ministerial team to resolve the border dispute
Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of both states on the border dispute. A committee of six ministers will be formed by combining both states, and the committee will discuss the solution A Committee of senior IPS officers will ensure law and order in border districts
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with state Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Wednesday evening on the border dispute. In the meeting, both the states agreed not to lay any claim on each other until the decision of the Supreme Court, and to set up a committee of 3-3 ministers (a total of six) from both sides to resolve the issue through talks. State Home Minister Arga Gyanendra and State BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also attended the meeting.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Amit Shah said that the border dispute between the Chief Ministers of the two states was discussed in a positive and good atmosphere. Apart from the Chief Minister and Home Minister of Karnataka, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, some senior colleagues and senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs were also present. Overall, it was agreed that the border dispute will not be resolved on the road, but in a constitutional manner. So some decisions were taken unanimously.
He said that the first decision has been taken that no state will make any claim or demand on each other until the Supreme Court decides on this matter. Second, a committee consisting of three ministers each from both states, that is, a total of six ministers, will be formed which will meet and hold detailed discussions to resolve the dispute. There are many other minor issues between the two states. Such issues usually happen in neighbouring states. But, this committee of ministers will also redress those issues.
Apart from this, it was also decided to constitute a committee headed by a senior IPS officer to maintain the law and order situation between the two states. The committee of IPS officers will ensure that there is no problem for passengers or businessmen going to each other's states and law and order are maintained in the border districts. The Home Minister claimed that the fake Twitter account also played a role in fueling the border dispute between the two states. He said that such a Twitter account would be traced and an FIR would be lodged against it. Whoever has tried to instigate the border dispute will be exposed.
Shah said that as the Home Minister, he also appeals to the opposition parties not to politicize the dispute. Wait for the verdict of the Supreme Court and the outcome of the meeting of the committee of ministers of both states.