Terming the Maharashtra authorities’s order extending advantages of its healthcare scheme to 865 villages in Karnataka, amid the continuing border dispute between two states, as an act that threatens the federal system, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday warned of retaliatory measure if it was not withdrawn.
Chief of Opposition in Karnataka Meeting Siddaramaiah mentioned, Maharashtra’s transfer can’t be tolerated. “The implications is not going to be proper if it isn’t withdrawn instantly.” In a collection of tweets, Bommai alleged that within the title of offering insurance coverage to the individuals on Karnataka’s aspect of the border, the Maharashtra authorities is taking declaration letters from them stating that they belong to Maharashtra. “That is condemnable.” If the Maharashtra authorities continues its insolent behaviour, the Karnataka authorities can even implement an identical insurance coverage scheme for the safety of the Kannadigas on the Maharashtra’s aspect of the border.
A authorities decision (GR) extending the advantages of the ‘Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Jan Arogya Yojana’ scheme to Karnataka villages, was issued by Maharashtra on Monday.
The order mentioned 865 villages from 12 tehsils in Belagavi, Karvar, Kalaburagi and Bidar have been included below the ‘Yojana’.
“Though the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute is within the Supreme Court docket, the Maharashtra authorities is making an attempt to create confusion within the border areas of each the states. The order to insure some individuals on the Karnataka border is the peak of insolence and is an try to disrupt ties between the 2 states”, Bommai mentioned.
Declaring that Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis in a gathering chaired by Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah had agreed to not create any confusion on the border situation, he mentioned now issuing an order to implement the Babu Jagjivan Ram medical health insurance scheme for 865 villages in Karnataka, is an act that threatens the federal system.
“The Maharashtra authorities ought to instantly withdraw its order and by respecting the directions given by Amit Shah, ought to work in direction of safeguarding the connection between the 2 states,” he added.
In the meantime, Siddaramaiah mentioned the Maharashtra Chief Minister is just not giving any worth to assurance and phrases of Union Dwelling Minister and Karnataka Chief Minister relating to the border situation, and known as on Bommai to behave on this regard.
“The Belagavi border dispute is within the court docket. We’re hopeful that Kannadigas will get justice. Within the meantime, it’s condemnable that Maharashtra is doing the mischief of digging up the boundary situation for political good points. Kannadigas is not going to tolerate this,” the previous Chief Minister added.
The border situation dates again to 1957 when States had been reorganised on linguistic strains. 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 over 800 Marathi-speaking villages that are at present part of Karnataka.
Karnataka maintains that the demarcation achieved on linguistic strains as per the States Reorganisation Act and the 1967 Mahajan Fee Report is last.
And, in an assertion about Belagavi being an integral a part of the State, Karnataka constructed the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha there, modelled on the Vidhana Soudha, the seat of the State Legislature and Secretariat, in Bengaluru.
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