Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur (SP)
Kundapur, May 19: Fishermen leaders and cyclone-affected locals have questioned the purpose of revenue minister R Ashok, to the areas battered by the sea erosion at Maravanthe. The locals, who have lost property worth lacs of rupees, are angry that the minister went away without speaking to them and lending an ear to their grievances. They want to know why the minister visited Maravanthe if he had no time for the affected people.
Fishermen leader Mohan Kharvi, explaining the misfortune that has befallen the fishermen community, said that the area around Maravanthe has suffered extensive damages and the people of the area have not been able to sleep at night for the last many days out of fear. He expressed dissatisfaction at the fact that the minister at least did not even say words of sympathy to the cyclone-affected people during his visit.
Minister Ashok during his visiton May 18
He said that hundreds of people living near Gangolli port are spending days surrounded by fear. He noted that a proper protective wall is yet to be built there and the road that has already collapsed is likely to collapse further.
Fishermen leaders Naga kharvi, Shankar Kharvi, Sanjeeva Kharvi, Vasu K Kharvi, Sathish Kharvi and Lokesh Kharvi were present.