Mangaluru: MCC elections - Congress manifesto released

Pics: Abhijith N Kolpe 

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK) 

Mangaluru Nov 6: Former chief minister Siddaramaiah along with KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao released Congress manifesto for the upcoming MCC elections at Congress office here on Wednesday, November 6. 

Addressing the gathering, Dinesh Gundu Rao said, "This is an important election for us and Mangaluru occupies a prime place in the state, next to Bengaluru. When Congress was in power, chief minister Siddaramaiah had initiated several projects such as UGD, Suratkal market, ADB project for which Rs 1,400 crore was released for Mangaluru North, Rs 2,000 crore for the Mangaluru South and Rs 1,460 crore for the Mangaluru constituency which included overall development of Mangaluru.” 

“BJP cannot say we did not work. We have initiated several development works during our tenure. We have fulfilled 95% of promises which we declared in our previous election manifesto. This manifesto is not a political gimmick as we are known to deliver promises. BJP does not require manifesto as they are not clear about their promises. We assure that we will deliver the promises we made,” said Dinesh Gundu Rao. 

Former chief minister Siddaramaiah said," We have released more funds to Mangaluru for development of roads, water facilities. Rs 5,300 crore was released for all projects. Let BJP prove its allegations that Congress has not done any development works. BJP is known to tell lies. We are confident that we will win the upcoming elections and we will deliver all the promises made in manifesto, including forming of ward committees.” 

When asked about Tipu Jayanti, Siddaramaiah said," Congress has initiated several Jayantis including Tipu’s. However, BJP will not celebrate Tipu Jayanti. High Court never said not to celebrate Tipu Jayanti, but we will not celebrate officially in party office, while some organisations may celebrate which is not wrong.” 

"BJP government at the centre is targeting Congress leader through CBI, IT, ED only to destroy Congress,” blamed Siddaramaiah. 

Promises in manifesto: 

1. Providing water facilities, drainage under ADB project, developing roads and footpaths

2. Under pass and railway crossing, vehicle parking facilities, developing circle, bus stand

3. Scientific waste disposal

4. Health

5. Market development and upgradation

6. Tourist spot development

7. Development of port and fisheries department.

8. E-governance and administrative changes

9. Housing 

MLA U T Khader, former MLAs J R Lobo, Mohiuddin Bava and Ramanath Rai, MLC Ivan Souza, Harish Kumar and others were present.


Comment on this article

  • bharath1953, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Contradictory statements from Congress Leaders. Earlier one Leader said they have fulfilled 70% of the Manifested promises, now another Leader is saying 90% of the Manifested Promises are fulfilled.
    A leader from Mahila Congress said that the Corporators could not undertake development work due to non sanction of funds from BJP MP and MLA funds. Now Top leader claims they have sanctioned or spent Rs. 5300 Crores to develop Mangalore Corporation area, That is 88.33 Crores per ward !!!!!! Amazing. Now let us know who is lying.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    No Metro train for clean,fast cheap and comfortable commute.No radial wells for drinking water next summer.

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  • Dmello, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Oh Mr. Open your eyes widely before the election do not talk ble.. ble.. ok.

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  • Ashwin Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Pump well flyover completion should’ve been mentioned in the Manifesto. Automatic win for the Congress that way.

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  • Sunny, MLore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    don't jump from Pumpwell

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  • Krishna, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    No jumping into pump well, just flying over it! When Netravathi river is available for bungee jumping why should one waste his time digging for pump well?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    We want Honest Leaders ...

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  • NAVEEN, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 7 2019

    Honest leader like Modijii.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    There's nothing new to Mangalore development

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Contribution to Mangalore of Mr BSY can not be ignored

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