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Bengaluru: ‘Meeting of Maharashtra-Karnataka CMs by next week’

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Bengaluru: A meeting of the Chief Ministers of the two states is likely to be held next week, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who claimed on Saturday December 10 that he had informed Union Home Minister Amit Shah of the state’s stand and the facts surrounding the ongoing border dispute with Maharashtra.

Speaking to mediapersons he said that an all-party meeting to discuss the matter is likely going to be called soon by the State Government.

The Chief Minister made his statement after meeting Shah on Friday to discuss the border dispute with Karnataka with a delegation of parliamentarians from the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi.

“I have asked that a delegation of our MPs meet with Amit Shah on Monday. Shah and I have spoken. He promised to send information and to call the Maharashtra Chief Minister and me in two to three days. That meeting will most likely happen on December 14 or 15,” Bommai said.

All the information will be shared by our MPs on Monday, and as soon as he (Shah) calls, I’ll go and reiterate Karnataka’s stand before him.

Bommai had said that the Maharashtra delegation’s meeting with Shah about the border dispute will not change anything and that his government will not make any compromises.

“It is a Supreme Court case. We have a legitimate legal case before the Supreme Court,” he remarked saying that Maharashtra had already tried this in past too.

In response to a question on Siddaramaiah, the leader of the opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, calling for the government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the border dispute, Bommai said he will be speaking to both Siddaramaiah and JD (S) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy.

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