On Maharashtra Foundation day (May 1), TOI Ahmedabad carried a report: At 50, ready to rival Mumbai
Report quoted leader of Mahagujarat movement and a former state minister Sanat Mehta as saying: “But, we were confident that Gujaratis would create more Bombays if they got a separate state”

Gujrat lost Mumbai to Maharashtra, which lost Belgaum to Karnataka. Very soon Gujaratis came to terms with reality.

But given the strong secessionist feelings among Belgaum’s marathi population, great irony is underway.

A prominent marathi builder from Pune B G Shirke has bagged the contract to construct Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (Karnataka assembly) at Belgaum, a second capital of Karnataka.


Amit said...

Shirke, the same guy who built up Balewadi stadium, using his clouts and connections with Pawar ?

Yogesh said...

Shirke not just built stadium but has many landmark constructions to his credit. Not to mention, being native of Satara, he was on very good terms with Y B Chavan and later to Sharad Pawar.

Chavan brought Maharashtra's "mangalkalash", leaving Belgaum out of it. Shirke is just taking that thing a step ahead by strengthening city's connection to that state.