Belgaum, Jan 24: Both houses of the legislature on Friday January 23 adopted unanimous resolutions, asserting that Belgaum is an integral part of Karnataka and that the state is not prepared to sacrifice any of its lands to the neighbouring states.
The members of the legislative assembly and legislative council forgot their party affiliations in declaring in unison once again, that Mahajan Commission report is the only report binding on the state as far as border disputes are concerned. By implementing this report in toto, the union government should bring an end to all border disputes, they urged.
Resolutions on these lines were moved by Dr V S Acharya, leader of the house and home minister, in the legislative council while chief minister B S Yeddyurappa moved it in the assembly. The members rose to their feet and thumped their desks to extend their total support to the resolution. Both the houses had adopted similar resolutions twice in the past. On the third occasion, they passed the resolution without any semblance of opposition in the city on which Maharashtra state has been staking claim time and again.
The state, by passing this resolution, asked the union government to bring out a notification declaring the Mahajan Commission report as final and binding on all the concerned states. The political leaders served the cause of the state by forgetting their animosities and coming together to support the resolution.