'Secular parties want to oust communal forces'

'Secular parties want to oust communal forces'

Congress workers greet Congress-JD(S) candidate Pramod Madhwaraj during his visit to Congress office in Udupi on Monday.

Minister of Large and Medium Industry K J George said the only intention behind the secular parties joining hands was to prevent communal forces from coming to power.

He was speaking after Congress-JD(S) coalition candidate Pramod Madhwaraj filed his nomination papers at DC Office here, on Monday. “It is important that the coalition partners should join hands and ensure a secular government in the country,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Pramod Madhwaraj said the country was under the threat of losing its democracy due to the anarchy unleashed by the BJP. He urged voters should take a firm decision on ousting BJP from power. He promised to work and to ensure all-round development of the constituency.

Madhwaraj had visited all the shrines of different faiths as he believed in the Narayan Guru’s preaching. He also promised to address the problems of fishermen, women and farmers in the region.

The District In-charge Minister Jayamala said there were many reasons behind JD(S) and Congress joining hands to defeat the most communal force, BJP in the country. She emphasised on an united fight and urged voters to support the Congress. She accused BJP of lying and urged people not to trust BJP’s false assurances.

Shivamogga Parliamentary constituency coalition candidate Madhu Bangarappa said he was hopeful that both Pramod and himself would together enter the Parliament.

The coastal district voters should reject BJP which is known for its communal agenda and divide and rule policy. He urged followers, who had supported his father in this constituency, to support Pramod and vote for him.