Mangaluru: Chaos continues in MCC over renaming Surathkal junction after Sarvarkar  

Spoorthi Ullal

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Sep 26:   Both the ruling BJP and Congress in Mangaluru City Corporation were engaged in a verbal spat after Mangaluru North MLA Y Bharath Shetty recommended Mangaluru City Corporation to name Surathkal Junction circle as Shri Vinayaka Damodar Savarkar Circle.

Taking a dig at BJP-led MCC, corporator and Congress leader A C Vinayaraj said as many as 14 organisations have opposed naming the Surathkal Junction Circle after Shri Vinayaka Damodar Savarkar.

“Fourteen organisations mean not individuals but they are organizations. Hundreds of people have opposed renaming the circle after Vinayaka Damodar Savarkar. Instead, the MCC can rename the Surathkal Junction Circle after Subbayya Shetty who fought to provide land for the poor. Organisations also expressed to rename the circle after Koti Chennayya or Shri U Shrinivas Mallya who strived for the development of the district," A C Vinayaraj said.

He was speaking during the general meeting of MCC here on Tuesday, September 26.

Chief whip Premananand Shetty urged Mayor Sudhir Shetty Kannur to send the proposal for approval to the government.

The Congress corporators also said that circles and buildings should be renamed after leaders born locally and that those who have contributed to the welfare of society should be remembered.

Congress corporators also congratulated the opposition's move to rename Bondel Circle after Thripadi Kavi Sarvajna.

On the occasion, Mayor Sudhir Shetty Kannur congratulated opposition party leader of City Corporation Praveen Alva for being appointed as opposition party leader in the Council by his party.

“Who was present during the beginning of the MCC meeting lauded the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to encourage Chandrayaan-3 to be successfully inserted into the lunar orbit. Indian leadership has proved its leadership by co-opting the African Union into the G-20 as a full member. Prime Minister's women’s reservation bill gave a powerful message of gender equality. India will become a world power soon under the leadership of Narendra Modi,” said MLA Vedavyas Kamath.

After the MLA left the meeting venue, corporator AC Vinayaraj said “We should also remember the initial contribution of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in forming The Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), which later became ISRO.”

Corporator Praveen Chandra Alva said people who are homeless in the city have high expectations of the MCC. “They need a house to lead a peaceful life. When Congress was ruling, the council had decided to provide for houses to the homeless. There was scope to provide houses for the homeless when the ruling BJP in MCC ruled in the state and at the Centre. There are 3.5 acres of land in Kunjathbail which belongs to the MCC where about 400 houses can be constructed. The vacant land should be protected from encroachment by fencing it,” Alva said.

He also slammed council corporators for not installing the LED lights in the city.

He also alleged tenders have been floated in two phases for collecting solid waste management cess.  He said the tenders should be ideally floated in four phases and the MCC should provide all the necessary resources including manpower. He urged the MCC to cancel the present tender and frame a new DPR with proper rules and regulations. “The tenders should be invited again after a proper study. The council has also agreed to this,” Alva said.

Corporators also questioned how the officials could float tenders by keeping councilors in the dark.

Corporator Lancelot Pinto said that people in some wards are facing issues with drinking water and collection of solid wastes. The MCC should address this problem on a priority.

Deputy Mayor Sunitha and others were present.




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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    These people are wasting time and public tax payers money by just working on all misplaced priorities. Just look at the conditions of Mangalore City roads and ofcourse Surathkal Town. Name and rename the roads, circles, markets and whatever is there available for naming but improve the infrastructure and public amenities.

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  • griffith, kulai

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Why not george fernandes circle???we dont have minimum courtesy to give mangalore railway ststion his name,..atleast give this least let us remember him.....hero and a great leader..none has served as adefence minister from mangalore ever....

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    They can name the circle after local hero K L Rahul... Any major circle must be named after local heroes... There are several other names in history... Can name after Koti Chennayya or Rani Abbakka...

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  • Simpleman, Manglur

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Agree with statement, the name should be kept after local person, who have contributed to development of the District..

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  • Sanjay Shenoy, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Best name UB Mallya or King fisher circle. MC.BP or Kodays circle. or OLD Monk circle some creativity

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Who is Savarkar? This can be seen as an imposition of Brahminical influence on the Shudras. It might be more fitting to consider renaming circles after figures like Agoli Manjanna, Rani Abbaka, or Kinhanna Rai.NArayana guru or Koti chennaya It's worth noting that some circles and roads bear names like Govind Pai and UP Mallya, which align with the Sanghis and RSS perspectives,. It's essential that the Tuluvas remain active and engaged in shaping their cultural landscape.

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  • Edward MC, Kudla

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Let us put to rest all the speculation of whose name it should be. Mention my name. Mention the scores of names of us tax payers due to whom you politicians get elected, get the privilege to waste our time and money, get to loot us, divide us, get to make illicit money and you guys still remain friends irrespective of which party you belong to, invest in properties together, etc. I demand every junction, road, cross, circle be named after tax payers.

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    Why they are after a Marati? They can't get a Kannadiga?.Real brainless BJP.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 27 2023

    When will BJP politicians stop taking orders from Nagpur?

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    I want to ask where is that tree in the heart of Surathkal that used to provide shelter and shade to thousands of people? Who has ordered the cutting down of that tree? I am told the tree was surreptitiously cut down in the middle of the night. MLA Bharath Shetty should spearhead the planting of saplings. A lot of damage has been inflicted on the ecology. There are any number of pressing issues that need a solution. The MCC should not waste time in such useless talk such as renaming the Circle. Such suggestions should be immediately shot down.

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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    I prefer keeping The Place name on junction including all important office buildings. It's easier to Navigate. Bondel Cicle - central junction in Bondel, Vomanjoor circle - central junction in Vomanjoor. It's looks and sounds PROFESSIONAL....well not something unpaad politicians can understand. If they have so much love for their idols why not name their kids and house in those names first.

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  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Whats in a Name !!! First and foremost set right the Utter Chaos prevailing at the Junction.... Absolute Lawlessness prevails.... Its ideal place to carry Driving Test for Car/Bus/Lorry ..... Any person will turn in their Grave if its named after them.....

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Why name after a person....make others Circle as 40% ....Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Sarvarkar was a Coward ...

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  • SHAMSHUDDIN MOHAMMED, dammam saudi arabia

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Surathkal Circle neme should come MLA Late B. A . MOIDEEN ,

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    The look of Surathkal has been spoiled by constructing flyover. Now what is the necessity to rename the junction? There are many such junctions along the highway like Panambur, Kulur, Kottara, etc. Naming or renaming one junction will give rise to name more junctions. A sheer waste of time and money.

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  • Brian, Mlore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Strived for who?

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Savarkar of all the names in the world. How blind can politicians be.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    Better to name it as Karnad Sadashiva Rao circle or Mulki Sunder Ram Shetty Circle or any local good person. RSS people are similar to British, anti Indians.

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    If decide to name Suratkal junction as Savarkar the first terrorist of India then there will be more terrorist activities in Suratkal and proned to more accidents and traffic woes.

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  • Abdul, Kudroli

    Tue, Sep 26 2023

    When you have history of local heroes of the district... Why do you wanna name it after someone who has nothing to do with our Tulunadu??? I support naming it after Koti Chennaya- the twin heroes of the district. Vote if you agree .

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