India, Jan. 28 -- Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Thursday criticized his Karnataka counterpart Laxman Savadi over his remarks that Mumbai should be made part of his state. On Wednesday Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state (Karnataka).

On that NCP senior leader cited that everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and that it would always remain its part.

The NCP, which is part of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, asked the BJP to come clear on Savadi's demand.

The BJP currently rules Karnataka.

Savadi had on Wednesday said Mumbai should be made part of Karnataka and urged the Centre to declare it a Union Territory until then.

His remarks came after Maharashtra Chief Minister U...