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Cong will focus on development, says Shivakumar

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

Criticising the sitting Dakshina Kannada (DK) for his irresponsible attitude towards the constituency, leader and state Irrigation D K Shivakumar Monday asked the people to vote for development and harmony in the district.

Addressing a press meet here, Shivakumar, who is here to campaign for party candidate Mithun Rai, slammed the for doing hardly anything for the constituency which had been represented by their MPs in the last 28 years.

The hoped that the educated and intelligent people of DK will give a chance to fulfil their dreams of development.

"The present is not aware of the problems faced by the people in the coastal district.

The youth are leaving Mangaluru to other cities seeking jobs. No major development work had been done for the port, airport or other facilities in the city during the last ten years," he alleged.

The sitting could not also raise a finger against the merger of with Bank of Baroda, which had hurt the people of DK, he said.

The 'Ache Din' promised by the had never come and the country was facing a crisis in almost all the sectors, including agriculture, he said.

Farmers have been totally ignored by the Centre, he alleged.

Shivakumar wanted the workers of and RSS to set aside their political differences and support in the elections.

He said the concept of Hindutva is unique in the world and everyone should respect the culture and tradition of the country.

Harish Kumar, MLC, and Ibrahim Kodijal were among those present.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 18:25 IST