Congress to take out rally on Jan 28

Congress to take out rally on Jan 28

Members of District Congress Committee (DCC), Mangaluru South Block Congress and Ullal Block Congress will take out a Jatha (Rally) from Talapady to Mahaveer (Pumpwell) Circle in protest against the delay in completion of flyovers at Talapady and Pumpwell on January 28, former MLA J R Lobo said.

Speaking to mediapersons at DCC Bhavan here, on Friday, Lobo said the rally, ‘Rastriya Heddari Mattu Melsetuve Kamagari Pooragolisi: Janara Jeeva Ulisi’, will begin at 9 am and will end at 5 pm.

District In-charge Minister U T Khader, former minister B Ramanath Rai, District Congress Committee President Harish Kumar and others will take part. He said UPA government had provided grants to upgrade the Talapady-Byndoor National highway into a four lane. “But the BJP-led NDA central government completely neglected the project.”

The work on Mahaveer (Pumpwell) flyover is lying idle for past 10 years. The centre’s failure in completing these projects will be a major issue in the upcoming  Parliamentary election, Lobo said replying to a query.

Lobo, further, said the MP (Nalin Kumar Kateel) during a recent meeting with NHAI officials and consultants had warned of imprisoning officials in the presence of the police officials. “This kind of incident is unheard of,” he said.