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Mangaluru: MLC Ivan D'Souza on hunger strike in protest of Vijaya Bank merger


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jan 8: MLC, Ivan D'Souza, who had announced his decision to undertake hunger strike against the central government's decision to merge Vijaya Bank of Dakshina Kannada origin with Gujarat-based Bank of Baroda.

He began his fast at 10 am on Tuesday, January 8, after garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhij at Gandhi Park and photo of A B Shetty.



Speaking to gathering Ivan D Souza said, "Our protest is not against any individual and it is also not politically motivated . By this hunger protest, we are only asking to review the decision of merger of Vijaya Bank with other banks which are running in losses. By this merger, Modi led Union government betrayed the people of Dakshina Kannada and thousands of employees of Vijaya Bank. It is very sad to know that our MP is supporting the merger of Vijaya Bank and he is obeying Modi by not bothering about people's self respect. People of Tulunadu are against the merger of Vijaya Bank but our parliament member is not yet ready to give any statement on this matter. Where he is hiding ? Why he is silent on this serious issue? If he cannot speak against merger in Lok Sabha, why he is holding the MP post? He should answer this now,” 

“Vijaya Bank is our identity. So the merger is strongly opposed . We all know Narendra Modi is not an economist. But Arun Jaitley knows the economic policies .He knows the proceedings of the bank . As well as he knows that Bank of Baroda and Dena Bank are under huge losses. Then why he decided to merge Vijaya Bank which is under profit  with Bank of Baroda? We cannot understand what is the necessity of merger . What is the reason behind this ?” he added. 

“Modi government has completely surrendered to the corporate world Modi is not interested in issues of India and about middle class people. He only wants to travel and TV shows. With this type of Prime Minister we cannot expect more. But we had hope with Sadananda Gowda, Nalin Kumar Kateel, and Shobha Karandlaje, who could have intervened.  But now it is cleared that they never opposed the bank merger move and betrayed us all . So now we are warning them. Otherwise the people of Dakshina Kannada will rebel against these representatives. They will tear the clothes of MP Nalin Kumar in public places.” Ivan warned.

Harish Kumar , MLC and president , district Congress said "Vijaya Bank is our identity and it not acceptable to see our bank snatched by strangers.  We should stop this.”Ivan will be on hunger strike from 10 am to 5 pm today. A number of his fans are also sitting with him to show solidarity with him.  

Central government’s recent decision has been severely criticized by people in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district as Vijaya Bank originated here and is considered as pride of the land.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Wow....Skipping just a lunch is hunger strike....bravo Mr Ivan

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  • Chris, Tel Aviv

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Hypothetically speaking during the coming elections if congress wins and Anna hazare appears out of nowhere and starts his same old drama to malign congress , I will personally visit him with my paragon chappal , Ummah ka lihaaz bhi nahi karoonga.

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  • tom, dubai

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Ohh natak company ....................go home and sleep.

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  • sense_Shetty, MAngalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    When the light house hill road was supposed to be renamed as Mulki Sunder ram Shetty (Founder of Vijaya bank) road ..Mr Ivan and then MLA rushed to bangalore the previous night and convinced siddaramiah to stop the renaming.

    This is a political gimmick..What the heck .Vijaya bank is a loss making bank and is a poor performer ..There need not be any politics or caste/region based sentiments on this ..

    If it all they have to protest ..they have other issues

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    B J P BAGHAO DESH BACHAO

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  • Alfred B, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    All this sort of gimmics is Raat gayi baat gayi will be forgotten in 24 hours. Why not a big 3 day bundh ????? only then gen public will realize . ???

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Merger of the banks will stabilize banks. Ivan does his dramabazi or a political stunt. What does it matter if he takes up 8 hours hunger strike after starting with a full stomach!!!

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  • Prakash Shetty, Padubedri

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    This is political gimmick and nothing else in this fasting drama ??? Mr.. Ivan need to loose some weight he got recently after become and MLC. Our MP's already submitted the memorandum to retain the name of our bank to FM.

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  • Ashish Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    It was the Congress led UPA government which gave the merger proposal in the year 2016. The board of directors of the Vijaya Bank have agreed for the merger. Now what morality congress has to protest?? Why were u num when ur govt in 2006 came up with the merger proposal? Youths today know the facts and they do their homework before blindly believing anything. Anyways now it's a trend to blame Modi for everything.

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    YES IN 2006 NOT EVEN A SINGLE CONGIS PROTESTED WHEN THE PROPOSAL WAS KEPT

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  • Steevan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    IVAN DSOUZA ZINDABAD..

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    What is the problem with the merger?

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  • Shabeer Puttur, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    This is drama...Merge is over long back, now its too late, last wee was final stage of marge the banks,

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  • k b r, mangala Uru

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Vijaya Bank was the official name, however it was always known as Shetty Bank

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  • Coelho, Mlr

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Ivan needed a dieting, this is a good day, hope he will lose weight.

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  • vikky, kudla

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    O ANNA ORI ORI BALE BARITHA HOTEL D GOLIBAJE CHAYA READY ATHHNDD

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Good lesson for the bunt community for supporting Modi.

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Sir, please explain what is going to change after the merger?
    Hope you know that it was a govt owned bank even before?

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  • Kiran, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Are you so dumb? Not aware or what? Vijaya Bank wil get merged with Bank of Baroda and will no more exist. It will be called Bank of Baroda(loss making bank). Modi's gift to Gujju people.

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    and how does the merger change things?
    do you even know how the govt banks work?
    they dont give loans because you belong to DK.
    There is no special treatment in vijaya bank if you belong to DK.

    It was so, when it was a private bank.
    But guess what? Indira gandhi nationalised it in 1980.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    SIR CAN YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY VIJAYA BANK MERGED WITH BOB AND NOT BOB WITH VIJAYA BANK ???
    VIJAYA BANK IS EARNING PROFIT
    BOB IS INCURRING LOSS
    SO LOSS SHOULD MERGE WITH PROFIT.....HERE ULTA.....BOB IS GUJARAT BASED BANK NO.....SO...

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Gujarat based bank?
    Remember M D Mallya- Chairman of bank of Baroda?
    If it was a gujarthi bank, how did a Mangalorean become the chairman of that bank.

    Try to understand the concept of a nationalised bank.

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  • avani, mlore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Dear Lionel, merger is based on size not based on profit or loss. BOB's turnover is 5 times more than Vijaya Bank. Always small banks get merged with bigger ones irrespective of who is making profit or loss.

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  • Indian Kannadiga, Coastal Mangaluru

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Instead of opposing, despite the merger, the name Vijaya Bank to continue, being originated from Mangaluru, a Banking Hub. Let us see that Mangaluru does not lose our Institutions one by one and replaced by Gujju/North names.

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  • avani, mlore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Vijaya Bank was nationalised in 1980 under Congress!

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  • Vishal, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Good drama. It's nothing but a farce. Like Ramanath Rai, Moily, Oscar, Nalin Kateel, Shobha this is another worthless and useless fellow doing nautanki. Just ignore him.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Morning he had tight breakfast .... Nataka now

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    No use of any hunger strike or any protest.
    Modi is bent upon saving the Gujrat based Bank of Baroda which is instrumental in lending to various business persons especially the Gujrat based ones. He will go out of the way in any cheap tactics and save the Gujrati bank.

    Only if the agitation spreads to whole nation, both Modi and Jaitly will continue to save Gujrat, Niravs, Mallyas, Modi's, Adais and Ambanis.

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Modi, Gujarat, RSS, Ambani
    These are the only 4 words CONgressis know

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  • D'Souza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Pai maam...

    Modi, Gujarat, RSS, Ambani
    These are the only 4 words Congressis are forced to say in view of the chaos created by the centre in various sectors -
    banking
    RBI, CBI, SC
    Rafale deal

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Strike is already over.
    What happenned after that ?
    did they change thier decisions?
    They will not.
    Dont forget , it was indira gandhi who nationalised Vijaya bank in 1980.

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  • Roshan Patrao, Traffic Warden, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Every action of this man is laced with ulterior motives none are for public welfare. Being MLC he could have done so much for the people who are paying his MLC salary through their taxes like improving roads, building bus stops, footpaths, good drainage, etc.

    However, he prefers building rickshaw stands (when thousands - including school children - stand in the scorching sun and pouring rain) instead of bus shelters. Hunger strike is just to garner support, which he will never get. He knows too well that merger process will not be stopped.

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  • Sandesh Kanchan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Does Ivan hold a bank account with Vijaya bank? If not, he should simply walk away.

    There is only way to protest against this useless, deaf central govt about this very ill thought and needless mergers. Once BoB takes over Vijaya Bank, all current vijaya bank account holders must close their accounts and shift their accounts and loans to another DK based bank like Canara Bank.

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  • Arman, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Ek bank sambal nahi paye in nalaykonse... desh bachane ki baat karte hain... Gujju's

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  • Bala K, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Mr Ivan may be smiling under his moustache because he fought against the renaming Light house hill road.Now no problem for him as Vijaya Bank will vanish.

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  • Vikki, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Political gimmick by big joker

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  • Kumar, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    THIS IS MASKARA.........TAKING LUNCH AT 5PM IS NOT A HUNGER STRIKE..........

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  • vasu, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Any intelligent guy in congress(if there are any left) please inform him that merger is not closure..

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  • Arman, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Yes dear intelligent... but to save some sinking bhakth run banks of Gujju's.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Once you break your fast, burn sone fire cracker on the occasion of Supreme Court order to reinstate Alok Verma as CBI director.
    Time to celebrate.
    Such moments come seldom.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Is he the same person who glorified Tipu Sultan?

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  • U.SURESH, Udupi

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Mr.Ivan realised how foolish it was to support foiling the bid to change name of Light House hill road in the name of Late.Sundaram Shetty.Now he wants to make that loss and pretending as supporter of Vijaya Bank.All this vote bank gimmicks and not on love for the institution.

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  • Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Stomach full of grilled chicken and rotti,sanna can keep you without food for 12 hours.....

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  • Robert, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Article lists 10AM to 5PM, that is only 7 hours.

    Around 3PM, some people may have started visiting close by Pereira Hotel for Sorpotel. Steaks, and Sanna's.

    Showmanship with no Leadership.

    Cheers....

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    The same Ivan opposed the naming of light house hill road on Vijaya banks founders name.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    vijaya bank founder was from mulki. keep his name in mulki.

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Then why are opposing in Mangalore?
    Go to Mulki and do the protest.

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    why he is not opposing Tippu Jayanthi ?

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    If he is serious about this hunger strike, he should do it the way Anna Harare was doing. Else it is just a drama. Waste of time. If he fast for five days without food and water then he will collapse. Then center send some one to negotiate with them. Else who will care this kind of fasting.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Anna hazare's fasting only to bring Modi to power..... Where is Anna now did he ever gone to hunger strike after Modi became PM??

    Is Anna's goal become reality? is there Lokayukha ? or Black money came from Swiss or reduction in gang rapes?????

    Why his bolti bandh now??????

    Lot of people benifitted from MLC Ivan but most of them are unda battalige mannu hakid haage ......

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    We have seen CONgress leaders having chole bhature before sitting for hunger strike.

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  • Rohith Dalmeida, Mallikatte

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Congrats Ivan.
    Please don't give up.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    NEXT TIME WE NEED A EDUCATED PM.....

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Yes....

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  • Sindu Fernandes, Bangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    My dear,

    Who is your educated Prime Minister? Mr. RAGA?

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  • mahesh, mangalore

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Please dont mention Pappu.
    He himself doesnt know how much he has studied.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 8 2019

    Before 10 he will get his stomach filled with high fiber foods that lasts long in your stomach, soon after 5 PM he will treat himself a grand food feast ....
    At the end of the day Ivan's hunger strike will make no difference to anybody, even to his own metabolism ....

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