Joining issue with Maharashtra on the boundary dispute, Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Friday asserted that Belgaum belongs to his State and said the government did not require permission from the neighbouring State to do what it wanted there.
“Belgaum belongs to us and we need not seek the neighbouring State’s permission to do whatever we want to do there. It is left to me and my government what we want to do there. Should we get their (Maharashtra’s) permission for it?” he said.