Mangaluru: Congress review meeting ends with bitter arguments

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Nov 19: A crucial meeting called to discuss the reasons for the bad performance of Congress party in the recently held Mangaluru City Corporation election, ended with bitter arguments among the participants. At certain points, the arguments turned ugly and unpleasant.

The incident happened on Tuesday, November 19 at Congress office in city.

Congress district president Harish Kumar, former MLAs Ramanath Rai, J R Lobo, Mohiuddin Bava, Shakuntala Shetty and other leaders took part in the meeting.

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The bitterness began when former corporator D K Ashok blamed J R Lobo for his defeat. He said an independent Christian candidate was fielded from the constituency to split the votes which resulted in his defeat. He also blamed Mariamma Thomas who was in BJP for asking the voters to vote for Christian candidate instead of Hindu candidate. At that point J R Lobo supporters began exchanging heated words with Ashok. Youth leaders Mithun Rai and former mayor Kavitha Sanil also argued with each other at this time.

When Ramanath Rai was explaining the situation to Mithun Rai, the latter got angry and made attempts to walk out from the venue.

P V Mohan, state secretary of Congress, complained that he was not taken into confidence in important matters and has been sidelined for which Mithun Rai got angry and retaliated. At this point Ramanath Rai intervened and pacified the members.

Some members said that Harish Kumar should vacate his seat for the betterment of Congress.

In the end Mithun Rai apologized to the members, said some sources.

The meeting which began at 11 am lasted till 3 pm, but with only arguments and without any proper review.



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    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    All leaders appear to be full of ego and self interest instead of the Party. Such leaders should be shown the door and truly honest and committed young leaders to be inducted. When the arrogance goes into the head, these things are bound to happen.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    ಪಕ್ಷಾಂತರಿಗಳನ್ನು ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಜನತೆ ಸೋಲಿಸಿ ತಕ್ಕ ಪಾಠ ಕಲಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ: ಮಾಜಿ ಸಿಎಂ ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯ

    Best Example Chamundeshwari

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Congress is lacking un corrupted, and strong congress men, everyone wants to be hero and everyone wants to give ideas and suggestion and no one wants to follow, congress is sinking ship with overloaded leaders in Karnataka

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Only Ivan and. Lobo mamcan save Congress in dk...They are really grass route workers...

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  • Bob, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Congress should stop blaming Modi and BJP now and start restructuring the party with clear works for the society and build confidence with their area representative and people.

    Congress should build a young and dynamic party and work on facts not in air.

    Strong Opposition is always required.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    See for all such review meetings there should be neutral people not stake
    Reasons for defeat you want aa ? Take down....
    1.No strong grass root cadre.
    2.Oryege Thoonda Oryeg Aapuji.
    3.Oryedyorye Asal.
    4.Bale Chaa Parkaa ...Kaas Malpuga ...mentality.
    5.Street Fighting.Slapping Bava and revolting.How you win in Surathkal ?
    6.Inability to convince Minorities and still using them as Vote Banks !
    7.Persisting with some community leaders like say Ivan who are not popular in their own caste.This costs heavy.
    8.No rapport with public.
    9.MCC administration in shambles.
    10.No funds like before ......

    Should i go on ?

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    how about BJP? When Nalin was offered MP Seat there was a video of a BD activist making round that he will commit suicide.

    Even today most of the BJP senior leaders are not happy with Nalin. Even Kalladka Bhatta is against him.

    Do not try to be smart Mamu. Every part has these issues. Only thing Congress does it in open and not like the Sanghis who stab from behind.

    Eveyone knows yediyurappa, Nalin and BL santhosh relation. How good it is.

    Apna commentary aapke paas his rakho. Balli ki bajiya kao aur life enjoy karo

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Arre Munna....
    Kyon Lambi Kahani Sunaana
    Bola Thaa Sri Janaa
    Congress ka Na Rahegaa Tikaana
    Cut gaya naa Patta aur Panna??
    Ab Becho Garam garam Chanaa...

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    baat ko mat guma mamu..thoone sirf Congress ki kichad uchali aur balatkari party ka purdah nahin kola.

    So I showed that blueJP also has issues. But now you are singing the song of Jannanna.

    You are a typical andh follower of your master chailwala.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Jo Jeetha Wohi Sikander
    Baaki sab Lagte Bundar
    Cong ke Mahaa Durandhar
    Ab Baite Jail Ke andhar
    Tum Kya Likhte ho Story...
    Cong ki ab sirf MORAL VICTORY

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Congress in South Kanara is on the verge of getting extinct completely, though its presence is there very much in other districts of the state (evident from the fact that it has bagged the highest number of wards in the recently held civic elections)

    If revamping and restructuring of Congress leaders is not done in DK immediately, Congress will not come to power in MCC, legislative assembly and Lok Sabha in this district in the next 25 years also.

    As such people from the backward taluks of the district like Bantwal, Puttur, Beltangady and Sullia are with the saffron party as they lack education and rational thinking skills.

    Now with this situation, even the city dwellers (remember J R Lobo and also Mithun RAi got highest votes in urban area of Mangaluru) will go against this party and put their votes for NOTA

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    The political party consists of those members who have the same objective and thinking. These members of political parties agree on those policies and programs which are beneficial for society.
    Modi and Amith Shah made it very clear by adopting Late Mrs. Indiara Gandhi's some formulas. People may not accept my view, but it is left to them. Modi Shah has a definite goal, and only they work together and implementing it. All other members get information only on how to achieve the goal.

    Where Congress has many good ideas, but the jealous mentality spoils all image of the party. First, all the members must accept a common agenda. Example: Everyone must wish each other and say we are together for the congress party. Second, everyone must give their opinion, and all the ideas must write down. Implement the best and crucial requirement and work for it together. Then Congress will get a good result.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Ashok seems to nurish ward with development work.His colleague's cooperation he can not get means he may not be right candidate for winning.he can not see e any community because he is claim Christian candidate responsible for his defeat.his matmatics or statistics doesn't support his winning. He lost because of his own weakness in serving people. He may try for transforming for Fighting next election or join other party.

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  • AD, Mangaluru

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    All disgruntled with present parties but interested in serving people should form a new party.

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Nothing special.. It happens in every parties. All behind the closed doors it should be discussed. Frustration of defeat reason for these incidents.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Need of the hour is to get Winnable Candidates rather than Religion ...

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    u mean to say congress need to search for winnable candidate for next election?????

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  • Albin, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    I don't see any difference between mentality of congress leaders and the mindset of pro-cong commentators here. All have narrow mindset and too much caste and religion oriented though they claim they are seculars.
    I think congress will recover from the present conditions only if they stop caste politics.

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  • Mahammad Shaheed, Melkar Panemangalore.

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಪಕ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿನ ನಾಯಕರುಗಳ ಗುಂಪುಗಾರಿಕೆ , ಆಂತರಿಕ ಕಚ್ಚಾಟ ಮಿತಿಮೀರಿ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಾ ಇದೆ. ಕಾರ್ಯಕರ್ತರಿಗೆ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಸಲಹೆ ಮತ್ತು ಸಮಗ್ರ ಸಂಘಟನೆಯನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟುವಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ನಾಯಕರುಗಳು ವಿಫಲರಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ಕರಾವಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ನ ಭವಿಷ್ಯ ಅವನತಿಯತ್ತ ಸಾಗುತ್ತಾ ಇವೆ.

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  • Vinod raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    ಬೀದಿ ನಾಯಿಗಳ ಹಾಗೆ ಬೀದಿ ಜಗಳ ಬಿಟ್ಟರೆ ತಾನೇ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಜನ ಓಟು ಹಾಕುವೂದು.😃

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    That is the main problem with Congress, every member of the party thinks he is a big leader and everyone wants to contest, without respecting party high command decision! Congressmen defeats Congressmen always!!
    But, on the other end, BJP members follow the party nominated candidate without saying a word, even though they don't like him/her!

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  • Lan...., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Dear CONgressmen and Women,

    If you want to succeed, then you should start from a clean slate...first wipe out current rubbish from your slate...all current pudaris....start from Poojary, Moily, Oscar, Rai, Sorake in that order....

    When you start from fresh faces with no corruption are likely to succeed...People should think your new leadership is more honest than Yeddy, Eshwarappa, Ashoka and Nirani....

    You can do it folks...just kick out current good for nothing pudaris of your party...they have become unproductive and useless...


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  • Krish, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    These so called mahan people think that votes of perticular community is property of congress

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    Eother blame Modi or blame each other, need to see all this drama for next 5-6 years...

    Then no one will be there to fight also...

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 19 2019

    only arguments and without any proper review.

    This is local congress condition

    In national level

    only meeting to praise family and without any proper review.

    This isd reason to reach 48 from 480...

    If this continue in 2024 it will reach 4

    In 2029, only congress non congress candidate only will

    2029 tho chodo yaar agar party rahega tho...

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