Mangalore: Youth Congress Launches Protest Rally Against BJP Govt
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Daijiworld Media Network Ė Mangalore (DV)
Mangalore, Jan 15: Former union minister and Congress leaders B Janardhan Poojary on Tuesday January 15 inaugurated a vehicle rally organized by the district Youth Congress against the ruling BJP government.
The 17-km rally which was flagged off at Urwa Stores passed through the city and culminated at Kannur where a convention is being held.
The rally was organized demanding the dissolution of BJP government for 'failing' to provide good administration and losing the support of the majority after getting split into three parties.
In his address, Janardhan Poojary said everyone should read the declaration of Congress party. "The Indian National Congress is the most disciplined party of India. It is the only party which fought for India's independence. Congress party members, during the struggle for Indian independence, sacrificed their lives for the nation. BJP government ruled the state for over 4.5 years and gave nothing but poor administration. If BJP continues in power, people of the state will be ruined," he said.
He further added, "Youth Congress has done a good job in mobilizing the youth and making them aware of BJPís corrupt administration."
He also urged the youth to stand united and uphold the dignity of the party.
Youth Congress president Mithun Rai said, "BJP government has failed the people of the state. In coastal districts the BJP tried to brainwash the youth and encouraged them to take part in communal violence. But this time people will definitely support Congress. This protest rally is a warning to BJP."
Ivan Dí Souza welcomed the gathering.
Hundreds of Congress workers gathered in their vehicles, shouting slogans against the BJP.
Mayor Gulzar Banu and Congress leaders B Ramanath Rai, Vinaya Kumar Sorake, Vijaya Kumar Shetty, Moideen Bhava, P V Mohan, Kalige Tharanath Shetty, Suresh Ballal, Mohammed Masood, Harikrishna Bantwal, Thejaswi Raj, Kripa Alva and other prominent leaders were present.