Maha-Nataka, Why? – Political grandstanding like that over Maharashtra, Karnataka border forgets many Indians are multilingual

Source: The post is based on the article “Maha-Nataka, Why? – Political grandstanding like that over Maharashtra, Karnataka border forgets many Indians are multilingual” published in The Times of India on 7th November 2022.

Syllabus: GS – 2 – Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

Relevance: About the boundary dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka.

News: Long-running boundary dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has surfaced again.

About Maharashtra and Karnataka dispute
Must read: Explained | What is the Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute?
What needs to be done?

a) India needs a more active national interstate council to manage tensions that arise out of disagreements over maps, b) India should move towards creating a common market. For instance, India aims to dismantle interstate fiscal barriers through the roll-out of GST. More such activities should be promoted, and c) Politicians should understand that one of India’s strengths is the extent of multilingualism even when internal borders have been determined largely on a linguistic basis.

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