Bantwal: Congress holds protest against damaged road from Melkar to B C Road


Mounesh Vishwakarma 

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP) 

Bantwal, Sep 11: A protest rally was held against completely damaged national highway from Melkar to B C Road-Mani Junction in the leadership of former minister B Ramanath Rai on Wednesday. Traffic was stopped for five minutes at Melkar Junction. 

B Ramanath Rai said, “People are facing hardships due to the damaged road. It is condemnable that the governments at the centre and state and the concerned officials have remained indifferent,” 

“BJP people are acting for votes. The highway has been damaged with potholes and innocent people are losing lives. The four-lane work on the highway has stopped halfway due to cold war between elected representatives and contractor. But it is blamed for delay in land acquisition. I will resign from politics if that is the reason for stopping the work,” he added. 

“All the roads were kept in order when I was in power including widening of Melkar road and rural roads. But BJP elected representatives are sleeping now,” he said. 

“It is the habit of BJP to fool people for votes. BJP had received publicity for the works undertaken during Congress term by writing to the Prime Minister. But nobody writes to him about the condition of this road. The current MP Nalin Kumar is unable to maintain the highway. Therefore, write to the Prime Minister for the repairs of the highway,” he demanded. 

“Those who criticize Prime Minister are labelled as traitors. What the people who criticize Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Nehru should be called? BJP at the centre and the state should stop playing with the lives of people and should repair the roads completely. The government at the centre and the state is deaf, dumb and blind. Let them open their eyes soon,” he said. 

A memorandum was submitted to the deputy commissioner through the tahsildar after the rally. 

Padmashekar Jain, Chandraprakash Shetty, M S Mohammed, Manjula Madhava Mave, Sudarshan Jain, Chandrahas Karkera, Abbas Ali, Mayilappa Salian, Padmanabha Rai, Sudarshan Rai, Dhanalaxmi C Bangera, Sadashiva Bangera, Siddik Guddeyangadi, Chittaranjan Shetty, Lukman Kaikamba, Prashanth, Mohammed Nandarabettu, Mahesh, Parameshwara Moolya, Kanchalakshi, Venkappa Poojary, Vasu Poojary, Sharif Shantiangadi, JDS leader Mohammed Shafi, P A Rahim and Haroon Rashid were present. 

Block Congress president Baby Kunder welcomed. Sudeep Kumar Mani compered the programme.

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  • Af,,, MANGALORE

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Request congress not to hold any protest ,let people suffer ,let people see how good works done by bjp govt and mangalore south and north mla's

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  • Rahul, Jeppu

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Keep up & intensify the protest on this issue till this gets fixed. I being BJP & Modi supporter will support you on this cause. This is what the opposition really needs to do. Also protest & stop the Yettinahole project. Protest to speed up the 4 Laning of Mangalore - Karkala Highway. Protest for the completion of Pumpwell flyover. Protest for inclusion of Tulu language in the 8th schedule of the constitution. Protest to make Separate Railway division for Mangalore.Protest to quickly upgrade Mangalore Railway station to a model railway station. We are with you on this.

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  • Max, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    This is a good protest at least it is in the interest of we-the common people. Road condition is pathetic everywhere. The other day I happened to travel to Kasaragod, the condition of the road is very bad. Senior citizens and people with any medical conditions should avoid this road, better travel by train.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    is this not a common issue with any public belongs to any party?
    then why not collective protest?
    why always to protest, under any opposition party banner?

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  • Prem Prasad, Bangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Highway is under Central Government.
    Since 2014 the Central Government was on tour and couldn't fulfil any developments.
    The exclusive developments BJP government has fulfilled is to blame Congress from 2014 to as of now.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಹೆಸರು ಲಿಂಡ.
    ಆಕೆಯ ಗಂಡನ ಹೆಸರು ರೊಲೇಂಡ.
    ಖರೀದಿಸಿದರು ಮೋಟರ್ ಬೈಕ್ ಹೊಂಡ.
    ಕೆಲಸ ಇಲ್ಲದೆ ಊರು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋದರು ರುವಾಂಡ.
    ಪುತ್ತೂರು ರಜೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂದು ಕುಡಿದೆವು ಸಿಯಾಳ, ಬೊಂಡ.
    ಬೈಕ್ ಸವಾರಿ ಮಾಣಿಯಿಂದ ಬಿ.ಸಿ.ರೋಡ್ ಹೊಂಡವೇ ಹೊಂಡ.
    ಇದನ್ನು ನೋಡಿದ ನಾನು ಮತ್ತು ಲಿಂಡ ಇಬ್ಬರ ತಲೆ ಬಿಸಿ ಕೆಂಡ, ಕೆಂಡ.
    ಎಲ್ಲಿಯಾದರೂ ಬೈಕ್ ಸಂತುಲನ ತಪ್ಪಿ ಹೋದರೆ, ತುಂಡೇ ತುಂಡು ರುಂಡ.
    ವಾಹನ ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ಪಾಲಿಸದಿದ್ದರೆ ಯಾಕೆ ಹೊರೆ ಎರಿಸುವುದು ಜಾಸ್ತಿ ದಂಡ.
    ಮಾರ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಬೈಕ್ ಸವಾರಿ ಬಿದ್ದರೆ ಫೇಕು ಮತ್ತು ಡಾಕು ಹೊರಲಿ ಇವರ ದಂಡ, ಪಿಂಡ.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    ಹ್ಹ,ಹ್ಹ,ಹ್ಹ,ಹ್ಹ.... (ಯಾರು ಹೇಳಿ)ಮದುವೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಹೆಂಡತಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟ ಗಂಡ.

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  • Krishana, Karkala

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    These road were built by Congress /JDS Government. Perhaps by PWD minister Revanna

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  • SACHIN, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Jago krishna Jago. one more andh Bhktha

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  • vikky, kudla

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    jago sachin tum zara sach ko jaan lo
    aur ek behara bhakt

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  • SACHIN, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Sach ko jante hi comment kiya bhai, national Highways not under state govt. they are under central govt FYI BHAKTHA

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  • Ripson, Adan

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    Not in support of any party. But one thing is the National Highways are built and maintained by Central. Honestly, it's not right to take sides in issues like this. The roads are used by common people for daily travel. They struggle and not these so-called politicians.

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  • Mathew, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    I just travelled to Bangalore last night on this road. Pathetic condition to say the least. Could have reduced the journey by at least an hour if the roads were good. But who cares. I won't be surprised if nothing is done till the next elections approach.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Thu, Sep 12 2019

    BJP is only interested in filling their Pockets ...

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  • Rahul, Jeppu

    Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Good , we need this kind of protests for genuine people's cause. Stop protesting to save criminals & corrupt leaders like DKS

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