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Mangaluru: MLA Lobo, MLC Ivan behind St Aloysius road controversy, alleges BJP


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Jul 3: The BJP on Monday July 3 targetted Congress legislators MLC Ivan D'Souza and MLA J R Lobo over the issue of renaming St Aloysius College Road and alleged that both of them had a role to play in the controversy as they 'did not wish to see harmony between two communities'.

As per an order issued in May, the St Aloysius College Road was supposed to be renamed after the late Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty, former chairman of Vijaya Bank. After St Aloysius Institutions, alumni and civic groups rose in protest during which Ivan D'Souza was also present, and following a letter by J R Lobo to the state government, the renaming was stayed until further notice.

Addressing a press meet here, former MLC and senior BJP leader Monappa Bhandary said, "The issue between two institutions of repute on the renaming of a road is condemnable. Both institutions have gained popularity all over the nation in their respected fields. MLA J R Lobo and MLC Ivan D'Souza are behind this controversy. Their handling of this issue indicates they do not wish to see harmony between the two communities."

Training guns on J R Lobo, he said, "The name of Sunder Ram Shetty to Light House Hill Road was given as per the goverment order and after completing due legal proceedings by the MCC. If the College and the MLA were against the renaming of the road after Sunder Ram Shetty, why did they not oppose it in the MCC council meeting and at the time of other proceedings? If all councillors agreed to the renaming, it means people from all communities consented. After everything was set, why did they suddenly oppose? Why is the local MLA doing discrimination in the name of community?"

"The stay order on renaming of the road was issued within hours of the protest and letter to the government. It shows there's something fishy about the whole issue. BJP demands investigation into this issue. The MLA should explain the reason behind the stay order. Both the MLA and the MLC are responsible for any kind of incident related to the issue that disrupts peace," Bhandary said.

Leaders Vedavyasa Kamath, Namitha Shyam and Kishore Rai were present.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Jul 5 2017

    Jyothi circle is renamed to Ambedkar circle. Is any one aware?

    there must thousands of roads, circles named after Gandhi, Ambedkar, Nehru...what was the necessity to rename Jyothi circle?

    there is one road named Bunts Hostel road...why should a public road bear the name of caste / caste organisation? Will MCC kindly rename this important road to something more broad-minded and cosmopolitan rather than caste/caste based institution's name?

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  • Nenai, Nirmar

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Vijaya Bank was founded in 23rd October 1931 by late Shri A.B.Shetty. Shri Sundaram Shetty takes credit for merging all tiny banks. And not being founder. I think Vijaya Bank hates mangalore and Mangaloreans if not why they had to move to headquarters to Bangalore? You don’t want to show you started here and you belong here? You want to make full mangalore yours by naming all the roads leading to Aloysius in your name?
    Please give some space to other 6 nationalised banks too which stated in DK to have their identity and show they belong to mangalore. Just by giving political colour you can hide all these facts and loopholes? The College wouldn’t have gone to JR Lobo or any other MLA /MLC if they had heard lakhs of cries of students, staff and Alumni of the college. Even you are proving it by catching some political head and asking him to give political statement so that he can also gain some publicity by adding weight to your incomparable name for the road.

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  • Kiran, Bangalore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Bhandary Uncle, even with this gimmick of yours BJP is not going to win the MLA election next time in Mangalore. This is not a religious issue. Aloysius may be a minority run institution but for an Aloysian its institution first and then cast creed religion. Dont try to play dirty politics. It shows your mindset. To be a politician you need to have a big heart and the thinking of a visionary and be inclusive not do these petty dramas

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    I think we should get away with all names of the road and instead go with numbering of the road which is more scientific .In most of the organised cities around the world numbering is in place.
    It was felt earlier that name is better to remember the road but the controversy over naming each and every road and the politics around it make things complicated.

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Hospital, Education, temple, church, mosque and bank all are financial institutions only. There is lot of roads available in Mangalore to rename whatever they want. If it is less than required; then go for adjacent thodu(drainage canal).

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  • Mohandas Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Mulki de Roadgu arna pudarijje bokka kudla daye mulki da pudar......

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  • C Pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    It has become a fashion to communalise and politicise every single issue in Mangalore. If the road had no name at all, then nobody minds naming the road with due formalities. In this case the road was already St Aloysius Road and the institution is current and running, how come anyone even think of changing the road name? There is surely some hidden agenda behind this. Please also note that St Aloysius College does not represent Christians alone. So why blame J R Lobo and Ivan for no reason when they only fought against the injustice???

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  • SHAHID, SHIRVA

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    They just need Hindutva to be implemented...Develop we dont say no for it...But visit any Arab country or Chirstian country first look how they look after other comunities...Learn what is the rule for justice...Instead protestng and killing innocents...Here in India everything is politics..Whoever it is either BJP or CONGRESS or JDSor bla bla ....Everyone first want to fulfill thier needs...Ok fulfill no problem it is yours right too...But people who Voted you also are in the seek of fulfillments who will fufill them if you peoples go on fulfilling only your needs..

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  • Indian, India

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Hello Mr. Pinto.. The road name is currently Light House Hill Road as per records. Please google for further information

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Dear members of BJP and its affiliates, please do not communlise everything. Our city has suffered enough because of this social evil sown by you.

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    These useless persons had nothing to say about Mr. J. R. Lobo, and now they got a chance which is wrong and wants to bluff citizens and spoil the good relationship between Hindus and Christians.

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  • Antony, Mlr

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Why suddenly MCC wants to change the road name now? Why not so many years since 1947? Go to mulki this is our area get that!

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  • Vijay, Mangalr

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Seeing the crowd for the protest the party has called press conference and alleging others. What's ever the story may be this is bad politics. Catching fish in muddy water( Tulu proverb translated).

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  • Rajesh, Mulki

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    I feel pity at this political party which tries to convert any issues into religious...they are acting as if they are frustrated...and moreover they give threats to public..too..just read the last statement in the article in which they talk about disruption of peace...shows that they have their sister concerns ready for some kind of showdown and blame MLA and MLC...On one hand development and on other hand communal....

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  • Raghavendra m k, mumbai maharastra..

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Now it clear that the bjp was the force behind vijaya bank workers organisation move for change of raod in manglure.

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  • richie, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    These BJP people dont have the guts to speak against the udupi living saint so they take on these soft targets , where is Sundaram who will be history by the same BJP Govt. because the bank called as Vijaya Bank will be history very soon, already though only Mr. Prabhu has said some good things it is the worst performing bank in the twin districts and come to Udupi/Manipal it is a laughing stock bank the Bank Managers have less say then some old dead lady official who scream at the customers espcesially in the Manipal branch where the Casher things she is the boss and drives the customers away, and now they are uncessarly targetting SAC it just a joke and they dont have the guts to speak against the Swami, so like the chicken they are taking a soft target, shame on u guys get real and move on

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  • Stephen Pinto, Kadri /Bendur

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Mangalore which was one of the most peaceful cities has become the most dangerous and challenging place for minority. The most democratic issue has been converted into communal issue by self interested politicians. To that extent, the person (Mr. J R Lobo) who has the highest integrity and selfless love for Mangalore regardless of the community, has been labled as communal .... is very unfortunate and indicates the how the mighty can dictate terms. This small road issue should not have gone to this level. What it really indicates is the insecurity to minority. VIJAYA BANK is the one which added fuel to this fire..they do not deserve to do banking. I REQUEST ALL secular people to close their relationship with VIJAYA BANK... please...

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    If we all refresh our memories BJP is the first one to object and raised one of the sharpest voice of changing name during Tipu Sultan. See who is raising the issue of renaming now?

    Renaming cities in India began 20 years ago in 1996, when the BJP and Shiv Sena renamed Bombay.On flights that are arriving at Kempegowda airport, the air hostess announces you are landing in “Bangoloru” or “Bangoluru”. That is how most people pronounce the name of this city, which was renamed officially by the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014, along with 11 other cities in Karnataka. The name was changed from Bangalore to Bengaluru but people outside the state are not familiar with the new name and so the confusion produces “Bangoluru”.

    Nowhere in the 1.8 million words of Vyasa’s Mahabharata is there a mention of a Gurugram as it stands on the present day area of Gurgaon.

    On April 12, the Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s cabinet renamed Gurgaon to Gurugram - meaning the village of the guru - citing mythological records. The guru in question is Dronacharya, the indigent warrior Brahmin who trained the Kauravas and Pandavas in warfare.
    The BJP has changed another name, turning Gurgaon into Gurugram. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been using the name Gurugram for a long time and the government has followed its lead.

    Real change, which transforms our poorly designed and poorly managed urban spaces into smart cities, is very difficult to do. We do not have the resources to do this, and nor should it be a priority in a part of the world where the real problems are poverty, illiteracy, violence, health and hunger. Our priority cannot be better cities. Since real change is not possible, we must satisfy ourselves with a change in name.
    BJP exactly delivering the smart cities by merely changing names.
    Jai Hind

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  • Devkumar, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    should change all names of invaders and set free to rename same with great personalities belonged to our country.
    how you agree somebody ransack your home and changed to.his own name.

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  • H.A.Dsouza, Damoh

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Please also rename Bus,Car, Train, Computer etc.

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  • Ravi,, mlore

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    Dev don't be left behind need of the hour is to board on the Train and stop whinning!!!

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Bjp and Congress fight your stupid mental within your boundaries bur don't mix your craze with st.aloysius educational college. When public get anoyed they will show your place in politics. Let that road name as ST.aloysius and nothing else. Your were not Evan born when this college started educating your brothers and sister. As a result mangalore has prospered and still shining. You dark minded souls poison and pollute society in the name of your blunder politics.

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Has voting closes in the lotus starts to shower its fragrance .Now starts the naming of Roads, who eats what, which boy goes with which girl., who we get next to beat up , All these con Artistes are very talented in their own way. the funding is there , what's more required? Then blame it to Congress ......
    JR lobo is Gentleman be whatever it takes these are hard facts to shallow Bhakts !!!

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  • Kiran, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    There are alot of roads in Mulki. Please name one of the roads in Mulki after Late Sunder Ram Shetty He will be happy to have know that a road is named after him in Mulki. BJP making a issue out of this will only make Late Sunder Ram Shetty unhappy . St Aloysius College road will make people of all caste , creed and religion happy as we all know we students from different religions, language and background were all Aloysians.None of us had time to think about caste and religion.All were treated equally by the Principal and Lecturers of St Aloysius College. Permanent be the name St.Aloysius College Road .

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  • MILAN, LUCERNE

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    BJP AGENDA DIVIDE AND RULE. THEY THINK CHRISTAIN COMMUNITY WILL BELIEVE THEIR COOKED UP STORIES....

    HAVE THEY SAID ANY ONE TRUTH ATLEAST..

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    There does not seem BE anything fishy about the roles played by Mr. J.R. Lobo and Mr. Ivan D'Souza. They are fighting for a cause. St. Aloysius institution has a name and history from the time the nine Jesuit fathers landed at The Idgah Hill. These Jesuit fathers and the the other Jesuit fathers who followed them have rendered yeoman service to the community without caste and creed. The least Mangaloreans could do was to retain the original name of ST. ALOYSIUS COLLEGE ROAD.

    Hope our communities work in harmony and do justice to all.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    We did not see a single BJP person supporting St Aloysius road ...

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Haven't u seen me?

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    .... very sad...!!!!

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  • SB, Mlore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Why did till 1st July St Aloysius College website 's website had the Street name as LHH road ? Ddint it change afte the screen shot of the same appeared in local news paper 2 days back ?
    How did it suddenly become St Aloysius road ?

    ST Aloysius road according to Google Map is the one that joins SAC to LHH road. But here the issue is renaming LHH road. So why this Kolaveri di ?

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Hats of to BJP.....Congress should learn politics from BJP....the poison has been filled in the minds of Hindu's in no time. I'm a Aloysian studied in Aloysius for 15 years. Aloysius have given importance to all religions. I being a Proud Hindu request all the Hindu's to ignore BJP's religious politics. Unlike me many Hindu's have taken good education from St Aloysius and are excelling in their careers.

    St Aloysius has given education to all the sections of Hindu’s, It has not seen whether you are Shudra or Dalit or a Brahim. 100 years ago during the time of caste discrimination where lower caste was not allowed to take education it was St Aloysius who gave education. My Grand parents, My Father and myself all studied in St Aloysius.

    Let us not forget St Aloysius is the first educational institution in the whole of Undivided Dakshina Kannada,

    Since that particular Road has already been named as "St Aloysius Road" Changing the name would hurt the sentiments of all the people related to the institution.
    I request BJP not to politise this issue in the interest of Mangalore instead find another road for Mulky Sundaram Shetty which has no specific name.
    If BJP is a responsible party it should not politise this issue

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    BJP is talking same as China was accusing India recently. First, was there any MCC meeting calked?. Second, road name is already in the name of St. Aloysius, so why BJP wants to start with a controversy?. Name of the institute which renders selfless service to the society and produces proud young talents to serve the nation as patriotic citizens should be unanimously named. Banks are just money making business entities.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Ella bitta, bhangi netta embathayithu E vishaya. Why BJP should poke their nose to this issue unnecessarily ? Where are we heading raking up unnecessary controversies.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    If they are talking about harmony, there is only one SAC and the college road was spotted, people have created situation and blaming others for very same reason. Why they spotted SAC road? why did they not find any other road in DK? Why go to the base of SAC to get their road name which is pride institution of Mangalore for 137 years? This time people of all wakes of life immaterial of religion affiliation protested name change. BJP may lose respect for raking this issue and politicizing it. Lobo has done this job in order to avoid more problems in the city. People are just waiting for an opportunity to swim in troubled water while world economy is struggling! You politicians please take a break from religion issues and look into development of our district, state and nation.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Why this BJP & sangi having problems with names like Aloysius, Ivan, Lobo, Muhammad, Ashraf I don't understand? The hate seed sowed by whom?

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  • RUDOLPH, MANGALORE

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    MR. M. BHANDARY THERE IS I A GOOD HARMONY BETWEEN TWO COMMUNITIES.THERE LOT SUPPORT FROM ALL COMMUNITIES TO RETAIN THE ROAD NAME. NOW BJP IS UNNECESSARY INTERFERING TO CREATE PROBLEM FOR POLITICALGAIN.

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  • Nithin Poojary, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Hats of to BJP.....Congress should learn politics from BJP....the poison has been filled in the minds of Hindu's in no time. I'm a Aloysian studied in Aloysius for 15 years. Aloysius have given importance to all religions. I being a Proud Hindu request all the Hindu's to ignore BJP's religious politics. Unlike me many Hindu's have taken good education from St Aloysius and are excelling in their careers. Let us not forget St Aloysius is the first educational institution in the whole of Undivided Dakshina Kannada,
    Since that particular Road has already been named as "St Aloysius Road" Changing the name would hurt the sentiments of all the people related to the institution.
    I request BJP not to politise this issue in the interest of Mangalore instead find another road for Mulky Sundaram Shetty which has no specific name.
    If BJP is a responsible party it should not politise this issue.

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  • MILAN, LUCERNE

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    SHOW US THE PROOF. WE DONT BELIEVE FEKUS....

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  • SANTHOSH, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    yes so what?.

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  • Pratap Rao, Bangalore

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    The city is aware of the credentials of their legislators. There is no need to defame them. Mangaloreans are able to distinguish the secular from the communal. Was there a hidden agenda to rename the road? J. R. Lobo is one of the most honest and selfless MLA and the work he has done is there for everyone to see. The press conference is for BJP politics

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  • Tom Cat, Navi Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    congress and bjp are husband and wife party. both these parties should be wiped out if India wants peace, to a certain extent, lobo and Ivan are responsible for the controversy.

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  • ayes p., kudla/ksa

    Mon, Jul 3 2017

    Oh my god!!! please apply burnol

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  • Kiran Shetty, Puttur

    Tue, Jul 4 2017

    What happened ,where you want apply burnal ???

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