BELGAUM: Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) on Tuesday said that it will take to the street if anyone, including government officials, touch the controversial board at Yallur which states that the village is in Maharashtra.
The office-bearers of Yallur MES unit met here and discussed about a notice served by the State government to Yallur gram panchayat to remove the controversial board as it is creating tension between Kannadigas and Marathi-speaking people.The MES leaders said they will never allow anyone to touch the board. MLA Sambhajirao Patil, who also addressed the meeting, gave a call to pro-Maharashtrians to oppose the movement of the government if they enter the village to remove the board.
Former ZP member Arjun Goral, who presided over the meeting, said all the 865 Marathi-dominated villages in the district would install the same board in their villages if the government tries to remove the board. The Yallur GPwhich met on Tuesday, also passed a resolution opposing the government’s decision to remove the board.