'Cong open to criticism'

Congress is open to criticism, but it shall not bear people criticising its leaders on their personal grounds. MLC Monappa Bhandary's comment insulting former MLA Vijay Kumar Shetty was not necessary, pointed out KPCC General Secretary Ivan D'Souza.

Addressing a press meet on Thursday at Congress Office, D'Souza said that Bhandary's comment did not reflect well on his personality. In a matter of fact, Bhandary has put himself down with his comment.

The Congress led UPA government has paid Rs 80,000 crores for developmental work to the State. However, BJP led state government has used the money for personal gains and looted the people of the state. Congress being the opposition in the state has the right to question on how the money was spent. It is sad that BJP is not giving clear answers, instead it is trying to hide its mistakes by pointing fingers at the Central government, D'Souza said.

BJP leaders are involved in several scams such as the mining scam, illegal ore transportation, transferring government officials by taking bribe and several others. Most of the BJP leaders have huge property. They should declare their assets and source of their money, he said.

JD(S) State Unit President H D Kumaraswamy on his recent visit mocked at Union Minister M Veerappa Moily saying that he is dreaming of Congress coming into power sitting in an AC room.

“JD(S) does not have moral right in coming into power. They are responsible for BJP coming into power in the state. It is better Kumaraswamy drops his dream of coming into power,” said D'Souza.

“The BJP leaders visit to the Endosulfan affected areas in DK district is just a publicity stunt. It is sad that they have not done anything for the victims. The Kerala government is offering Rs 2.5 lakhs as compensation to the affected families. However in Karnataka, the government seems to be not bothered about the victims,” he said.

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