In an ongoing tension between Karnataka and Maharashtra over the border issue, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “We will enter Karnataka like China has entered the country.”
The statement sparked controversy. He said, “Like China has entered, we will enter (Karnataka). We don’t need anyone’s permission. We want to solve it through a discussion but Karnataka CM is igniting a fire. There is a weak government in Maharashtra and is not taking any stand on it.”
The controversy has been sparked at a time of heightened tension between Maharashtra and Karnataka and the issue is listed to the Supreme Court.
Tension in the border areas of Belagavi on the Maharashtra Karnataka border after members of the Maharastra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) and Nationalist Congress Party protested on Monday demanding they be allowed into Belagavi. However, Police denied permission to MES to conduct its Maha Melava at the vaccine depot.