Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency Congress candidate Mithun Rai said that opposing the merger of Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda and Dena Bank, a protest will be staged on April 1.
“If I get elected as the MP, then I will ensure that the name of Vijaya Bank is retained,” said Rai.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Congress election office in Bendoorwell on Sunday, he said, “The BJP-led government has destroyed the existence of Vijaya Bank. I will continue my fight to save its name at least.”
“The Lok Sabha election is a war between ‘dharma’ and ‘adharma’, between truth and falsehood, propaganda and false propaganda and zero development versus comprehensive development. The BJP has won the constituency for the last 28 years and failed to take up development works,” he added.
Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency Coalition Publicity Committee President B Ramanath Rai said, “Congress had strived for harmony in the country. However, the BJP is leading the country towards Fascist principles.”
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a chowkidar for Adani and Ambani.
The election office was inaugurated jointly by the religious leaders from the Hindu, Muslim and Christian communities.
Bolara Halekote Sri Mukhyaprana Temple Chief Priest Guruprasad, Kankanady Rahmaniya Jumma Masjid Moulvi Abdurahman Sadi and Rosario Cathedral Priest Fr J B Crasta inaugurated the office by lighting the lamp.