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Mangaluru: J R Lobo slams union govt for unfulfilled promises


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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Apr 12: Former MLA J R Lobo, on Friday, April 12, slammed the union government for being unable to locate the fishermen who went missing on December 13 last year.

Addressing media here on Lobo said, “It is months since the fishermen went missing. While the state government made several efforts to trace the fishermen, the union government failed to do so and only gave fake assurances of tracing the fishermen.

“Congress party has always been with common people and much focused on development. We have proved that by delivering promises made in the manifesto. When Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister, the country’s economic condition was in a good position. But in the last five years, the economic condition of the country has worsened, and unemployment has increased. The union government’s promises remain unfulfilled,” he said.

Speaking about other developments, he said, “Trade between Lakshadweep and Mangaluru needs to be developed. A delegation met in Lakshadweep to improve trade between Mangaluru and the union territory. They have agreed to invest Rs 250 crore for the development of old port. Development of connecting roads between Old Port and NMPT will be the big step towards economic development. Dakshina Kannada is an educational hub which is way forward in engineering and technology. There is scope for making the city an IT industry too. We have prepared a good manifesto focused on economic development and we will fulfill all the promises. Hence, we have fielded a capable and young candidate in the constituency. We are confident that people are with Congress.”

Lobo also said, “NMPT has not made much progress. BJP MPs are in power from the last 28 years in the district. While BJP has mentioned about developing Mangaluru airport in their manifesto, they have privatised the airport and given it to Adani. It is hard to understand what kind of development will take place this way. BJP had announced about Smart City long back. So far, not a single change can be seen in Mangaluru under Smart City project.”

On media query of losing the last election despite developing Mangaluru, Lobo said, "It is our duty to develop a city. Unfortunately, people became the victims of false information and now they are regretting. This time around, they will not repeat the same mistake and will support Congress.”

Congress leaders Suresh Ballal, Stany Alvares and others were present.

Comment on this article

  • Suman, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    People still did not forget your 24 x 7 water supply promise..

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Development talking ex MLA.. Lost badly in last election

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  • cyril mathias, udupi

    Sat, Apr 13 2019

    He lost not because of development but because of cow politics of the followers of pumpwell hero and his mis information.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Is there one single achievement in five years from this govt .
    Today we are what we because of earlier PM's like panditji /indiraji /mms/rajivji, atalji ,pvn - IIT /IIM/IIS was the barin child of panditji and today we are reaping the benefits !!

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Lobo Sir: You are talking about fulfilling promises in 5 years. Do you think any government since 1947 fulfilled any promises. If they had done that we would not have been the developing country still, we should have been already developed country list. :(

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    People with Unfilled Promises are going to be Booted ...

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  • Manan, Mlore

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Wait till may 23
    Amethi People will going to be booted

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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, Apr 12 2019

    Why Adanis in Mangalore?
    Kannadigas have enough money to buy Mangalore airport.
    one by one The core economic sector are going the the Baniyas?
    The blessed :Ambanis and Adanis...
    wake up..Kannadigas ..don't sleep.
    Manage and run you state well..
    otherwise one by one the core business .. properties s will be swallowed.
    since Mangalore will become like Chaotic Bombay soon.
    wake up..wake up
    run your own destiny
    work like Japanese.. Koreans.. Singaporeans. make it happen
    less talk.max work.

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