Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Jun 1: “The Congress during the elections had promised five guarantees to the people of the state and assured the public that the guarantees would be implemented within 24 hours after the Congress come to power. But, unfortunately, now the Congress leaders have failed to implement the promised guarantees made to the people. By telling lies they have cheated the people of the state,” said Dakshina Kannada MP and BJP state unit president Nalin Kumar Kateel.
Addressing a news conference here on Thursday, June 1, he said, "Congress leaders distributed guarantee cards to the people. Though they have come to power, they are unable to fulfill the promises to the people. By telling lies, the Congress has deceived the people of the state. So, the Congress leaders should apologise to the people of the state and implement the promises made to them." Nalin Kumar said.
As the Congress has failed to fulfill the guarantees made to the people, officers and staff of Bescom and KSRTC are facing the wrath of people, he said. “Chief minister Siddaramaiah is aware that fulfilling assured guarantees is not an easy task. But, knowing the fact he had lied to the people, if any untoward incidents takes place in the state, the Congress government will be held responsible. If the government fails to implement the guarantees, BJP will hit the streets protesting against the government and in support of providing for justice to the people,” he said.
He also urged the people not to pay their electricity bill.
Dakshina Kannada received over Rs 38,000 crore grant from Centre in 9 years for development
"After 2014, the era of Indian administration has completely changed and now it is the era of transformation. The country is heading towards progress under the leadership of Narendra Modi's administration at the Centre," said Nalin said.
He said as the government at the centre is focused on the four concepts, now the country is heading towards progress. “The Narendra Modi-led government gave priority to development, culture, self-esteem and a self-reliant India. World leaders are expecting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the initiative to lead the world. So, in this way India is becoming 'Jagadguru',” he said.
“The country is witnessing a transformation in Indian politics. The country is moving away from family and dynastic politics towards development politics. As part of the cultural transformation, the Modi government has given importance to preserve the culture of India like construction of Kashi Vishwanath corridor project, construction of the Ayodhya temple, clean ganga and integrated development of Kedarnath' project among other projects. The government has equally given importance to boost tourism in the country. The government has given importance to internal and external security of the country,” Nalin Kumar said.
Under the Swavalambi Bharath (self -reliant), he said the Modi government had successfully managed the pandemic and encouraged the scientists to discover vaccination for coronavirus. “As a result, it was possible for the government to vaccinate 120 crore people using Indian made vaccines. Moreover, the country also exported vaccines to other countries,” he added.
He also said that during the UPA's rule in the country, construction of new roads per day was about 4 kilometres, but under the Modi's regime road construction work per day is about 27 kilometres. In 9 years, nearly 75,000 roads had been developed in the country, he said.
He also said that he had spoken to the union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to extend the Vande Bharath train to Mangaluru. As of now it is plying between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasargod. The Mangaluru Central Railway Station will be upgraded, he said.
An old proposal to build a tunnel at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore had been dropped as there was a problem in the design. A new proposal has been sent to the concerned department to construct a tunnel in Shiradi Ghat. As many as three tunnels will come up in Shiradi Ghat and in the remaining places a flyover will be constructed as part of this new project, he said. The ministry’s nod is pending for the project.
Once electrification of railway track is completed Vande Bharath train will begin operation from Bengaluru to Mangaluru, Nalin Kumar said.
In the past nine years, the union government led by Narendra Modi has released grants of Rs 38,661.96 crore for various development works in Dakshina Kannada. Under the PM Ujwal Yojana scheme, 52,096 gas connections have been provided in the district.
MLA Vedavyas Kamath and others were also present.