Thackeray meets Antulay over Maha-Karnataka border row
Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray has appealed to former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and senior Congress MP A R Antulay to come together on Maharashtra-Karnataka border row.mumbai Updated: Jul 18, 2010 15:15 IST
Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray has appealed to former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and senior Congress MP A R Antulay to come together on Maharashtra-Karnataka border row.
In a two-hour meeting held at Thackeray's residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra in Mumbai, late on Saturday night, both the leaders have discussed the border controversy, Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut said.
Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray was also present at the meeting, he said.
Raut said Thackeray had invited Antulay to discuss the Maharashtra-Karnataka border issue to fight for the Marathi people there.
"Antulay is well aware of the issue since he was the Chief Minister of the state. Thackeray told Antulay that leader like him is needed to fight the issue," he said.
Shiv Sena is being aggressive on inclusion of disputed Karnataka region into Maharashtra. The party has also demanded to make the disputed region into a Union Territory until the Supreme Court settles the issue.