“The Marathi-speaking people who are residing in Karnataka belong to this State and not to Maharashtra. We are not facing any problem in Karnataka. For us, Karnataka is everything and we do not want anybody from Maharashtra to advocate on our behalf.”We welcome such moves by these responsible citizens of Karnataka, and urge them to spread this awareness to our Marathi brethren in Maharashtra also. And yes, we urge them to wipe out the MES from Karnataka.
The resolution warned against using issues related to Belgaum or Marathi-speaking people in Karnataka for the political benefit of leaders in Maharashtra.
The parishat accused the MES of trying to create differences between the people of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
It urged Maharashtra to accept the report of the Mahajan Commission.
While we are pleased with the responses of the govt. of Karnataka to this issue till now, we believe stringent action needs to be initiated against the MES and Shiv Sena. The MES, especially, whose very name (Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti) connotes "destruction of peace" must be banned from contesting elections in Karnataka in any garb. We also urge the govt. of Karnataka to gather up the political will required to give an ultimatum to the central government for the implementation of the Mahajan Commission Report.