Amit Shah has entered the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute.

Mumbai/Bengaluru:

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's intervention to resolve the current situation arising out of the border dispute with Karnataka.

At the same time, the opposition parties demanded an all-party meeting on the matter and targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Center over the border issue.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and informed him about the developments related to the border dispute with Karnataka in the last one week.

According to a statement issued by Fadnavis' office, Shah patiently listened to the Deputy Chief Minister's opinion on Maharashtra's stand on the decades-old border dispute.

Due to increasing border dispute in the last few days, tension has arisen in the border areas of both the states.

Fadnavis also informed Shah about his telephonic conversation with Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday.

Fadnavis told reporters on Wednesday that he has sought Union Home Minister Shah's intervention in the matter.

He said, “Sabotage of vehicles going from Maharashtra is not a good thing.

Such a situation is not right between two states.

Have informed Amit Shah that I spoke to the Chief Minister of Karnataka yesterday and urged that he should also talk to Bommai.

Shah said he would look into the matter.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut hit out at the Centre, claiming that incidents of violence in Maharashtra and Karnataka amid the ongoing border dispute could not happen without 'Delhi's support'.

He also demanded to declare Belagavi as a Union Territory.

The Congress, on the other hand, alleged that the border dispute with Karnataka was being instigated by the BJP as part of a conspiracy to "divide" Maharashtra and urged Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to convene an all-party meeting to clarify the government's stand. demanded.

Congress Maharashtra unit president Nana Patole alleged that Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was working at the behest of the central government and select industrialists.

However, residents of a village in Deoni tehsil of Latur district in Maharashtra have demanded that the village be included in Karnataka, alleging lack of basic amenities at the local level.

Residents of Bombali Budruk village, with a population of 1,200 in Devni tehsil, have warned that they will boycott all upcoming elections.

The North-West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) on Wednesday suspended its services to Maharashtra following reports of some buses being vandalized and damaged in areas bordering Belagavi district.

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