80-km Cong padayatre from tomorrow

80-km Cong padayatre from tomorrow

Addressing the media persons on Friday, KPCC Secretary Ivan D’Souza said that the poor road conditions are adding to the woes of the motorists and the residents of these areas.

Eminent Congress leaders such as Oscar Fernandes, M Veerappa Moily, B Janardhan Poojary, Krishna Bairegowda, M M Nanaiah, MLAs U T Khader and Abhaychandra Jain and others are expected to partake in the walk, he said.

The walk will start on November 21 from Sullia and Kadaba zones.

The Congress party workers from these two zones will partake in the walk. On November 23, the walk will start from Puttur’s Kavu zone and party workers from Puttur, Vittla, Belthangady town and rural, Mudipu and Ullal zones will participate. On November 24, the walk will start in Bantwal zone and Mangalore South, North, Surathkal, Gurpur, Mulki, Moodbidri, Pane-Mangalooru zone party workers will participate.

The walk will commence daily at 9 am and the party workers will walk for 20 kilometers each day. The walk will end at a convention to be held in Mani on November 24 at 4 pm.

Preparatory meetings have already been organised in presence of the District Congress President and more than 10,000 party workers are expected to participate.

Youth Congress President Mithun Rai will be the observer for Sullia Block, Ivan D’Souza for Puttur, M S Mohammed and District Congress President Ramanath Rai for Bantwal zone.

Stop rumors

The Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (access to justice and reparations) Bill, 2011, aims to protect and fulfill the right to equality before law and equal protection of law by imposing duties on the Central and State governments to exercise their power in an impartial and non-discriminatory manner to prevent and control targeted violence, including mass violence, against scheduled castes, tribes and religious minorities in any state in Union of India and linguistic minorities in any state in the Union of India, stressed KPCC Secretary Ivan D’Souza explaining the Bill.

The Bill has 135 chapters and 9 articles, he said.

Before the formation of the Bill, some are publicising that it is a ‘Bill against Hindus’ and it is motivated by National Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Such kind of rumors are condemned by the Congress, he said and added that such rumors are only politically motivated to gain votes.

 “It would be better to discuss the bill in Lok Sabha than spread rumors,” D’Souza added.
Responding to a query on whether Jammuu and Kashmir will come under the bill, he said that the matter has to be discussed in the Lok Sabha.