Uddhav Thackeray fought with the ruling coalition in the legislative council for the first time in a long while. Uddhav continued the recent exchange of scathing remarks on the government. The remarks are about the long-standing border conflict with Karnataka. High drama was on display at the legislative assembly. Uddhav Thackeray argued that the disputed territory should be made into union territories.
Uddhav brought up the Marathi-speaking population in the border region of Karnataka. This was when he was speaking to the legislative council. He argued that the region should become union territory up until the conflict settled. He targeted his erstwhile party colleague. He remarked, "Karnataka Chief Minister (Basavaraj Bommai) is aggressive on border row. But Chief Minister Shinde is silent." "Belagavi, Karwar, and Nippani should be union territories. Until the Supreme Court rules on the issue. This should be in the proposal that the assembly would vote on" he added.
Devendra Fadnavis announced on Monday that the assembly would introduce a resolution. The resolution would relate to the Maharashtra-Karnataka border conflict on Tuesday. "In any situation, we won't be leaving our people residing in border areas, alone. We'll fight for every inch of land, whether in the Supreme Court or otherwise. We'll fight against injustice meted out to those living in border areas. And we will bring proposal. Maharashtra won't relent," he addressed the house.
Opposition politicians held demonstrations against the current administration. The demonstrations were before to the opening of the assembly session. The state assembly has experienced commotion on the issue for the second week in a row. The winter assembly sessions in both Maharashtra and Karnataka saw marches close to the border. There were reports of several persons held amidst heavy security.
Karnataka has passed a resolution on the border dispute. But there have been rumours of internal conflicts within the Shinde-Fadnavis administration.