Congress questions DHS's contribution

Congress questions DHS's contribution

The Congress has questioned the South West Graduates’ constituency BJP candidate D H Shankarmurthy’s contribution for the welfare of the graduates over the last 24 years.

Addressing a news conference here on Thursday, Congress leader Ivan D’Souza said that at 80, D H Shankarmurthy is again contesting from Graduates’ constituency, which represents the youth. “Looking at Shankarmurthy, it so seems that he neither has the age nor has the interest to work for the graduates,” D’Souza said.

Questioning the allocation of funds received by him, D’Souza said that huge chunk of funds have been given to unaided RSS run schools. “Government and other schools have not received the funds. He has not called any graduates’ conference in the district so far,” he said demanding Shankarmurthy not to contest in the election this time but instead provide opportunity to any youth to contest and represent the constituency.

Further, speaking about South West Teachers’ constituency candidate Ganesh Karnik, D’Souza said that even his achievement so far has been nil.

“Over 4,300 teachers have not received salaries. There are several other problems existing in this constituency,” he said vouching for Congress candidate Ramesh Joyappa who will contest for this constituency against Karnik.

Railyway bridge

Holding MLA Yogish Bhat and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel for delay in execution of Padil Railway Under Bridge and Mahakalipadpu Railway Over Birdge, D’Souza said that it is clearly due to lack of political will from the two that the projects have not materialised. Calling people to protest against the two leaders D’Souza said that though the projects were included in 2009-10 railway budget and funds were also released it was not released only due to the negligence of the Mangalore City Corporation and the leaders.

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