Mumbai: Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray has appealed to former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and senior Congress MP AR Antulay to come together on Maharashtra-Karnataka border row.
In a two-hour meeting held at Thackeray`s residence Matoshree in suburban Bandra here late last 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.