BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday chaired a meeting with legal experts on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border row involving Belagavi district and decided to present a strong case before the Supreme Court to challenge the neighbouring State’s claim on the district.
“The government has taken all steps to protect the interests of the State. The State has records to show that Belagavi is an integral part of Karnataka,” Mr. Siddarmaiah said after the meeting. The government will inform its stance on the issue to the Supreme Court after discussing it with State’s counsel in the apex court Fali Nariman, the Chief Minister said.
Justice V.S. Malimath, Justice M. Rama Jois, Justice S.R. Nayak, Justice Ramakrishna, Advocate-General Ravivarma Kumar, former Advocate-General Uday Holla, Law and Parliamentary Minister T.B. Jayachandra, and Ministers H.K. Patil, Satish Jarkiholi attended the meeting.
Mr. Siddaramaiah said the winter session of the State legislature would be held in Belagavi in December. Dates would be finalised at the Cabinet meeting on November 12, he said.