Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Jun 6: “The Congress is committed towards the empowerment of people of the state. The five guarantees were promised to the people of the state with a responsibility after clearly studying it. The Congress is a part of the economically poor and middle class. The guarantees what we have assured to the people are not freebies but we are striving to empower the down trodden said,” home minister G Parameshwar.
He was speaking to party workers at Congress office here on Tuesday June 6.
He further said, “People of the state aggressively voted the Congress to power against the BJP. Keeping faith in the Congress, people voted us with confidence and gave a clear mandate of 135 seats. After studying the feasibility, the Congress had assured the guarantees to the people. As there is a system, to implement the programme, the necessary fund should to be allotted in the budget. Only then the programmes can be implemented. Sadly, the BJP leaders are not aware of this. Instead, they are making irresponsible statements.
“The Congress assured the guarantee programmes with conscious mind and now have given the guarantees to the people. Our state has surplus power. Moreover, we are selling power. As it is possible to give 200 units of free electricity, we had announced that as one of the guarantees,” he said.
Taking dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Parameshwar said, “The Prime Minister who is in a responsible position had assured the people of the country that Rs 15 lac will be deposited to the bank accounts of the poor after the black money is retrieved. But, till date, the promise is not fulfilled.”
Stating that Mangaluru is the second developed city after Bengaluru, he said, “There is a wide scope to tap the resources. Hence, I have asked the deputy commissioner to identify 15 acres of land to start a gold and diamond hub in Mangaluru. The hub will generate revenue to the state government and will be useful for the people of state.”
Former minister B Ramanath Rai, MLC Manjunath Bhandary, Congress leaders J R Lobo, Mithun Rai, Mamatha Gatti and others were present.