Mahrashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that a delegation from the state would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss with him the Karnataka-Maharashtra border issue, where the minority Marathi speaking people were subjected to harassment.
Talking to newsmen at Palghar where he was attending a function yesterday the CM said, ‘the border row is subjudice and in the present circumstances such things were uncalled for. I have already taken up the issue with the Karnataka Chief Minister.’
Further answering questions from the media about the ensuing Assembly elections he said that the Congress would decide on continuing their alliance with the Hitrendra Thakur lead Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) at the time of seat discussions.
In the Parliament elections for the Palghar constituency, the Congress had virtually ‘donated’ the Palghar seat to BVA when it at the last minute withdrew the nomination of Palghar MLA and Minister Rajendra Gavit from the fray leaving the ground clear for the BVA nominee and sitting MP Baliram Jadhav. Jadhav however lost to the BJP nominee and MLA Chintaman Wanga.
The Chief Minister was visibly annoyed when the media questioned him about truant Congress member Narayan Rane. The questions however kept coming and a wild Chavan almost yelled that he had alreay spoken on the issue and called off dialogue with the media.