Mangaluru, December 29 : The District Congress celebrated the “130th Sthapana Diwas” of the Indian National Congress at its office here on Sunday December 28th.
B Ramanatha Rai, District incharge Minister spoke about the sacrifices made by Congress leaders during the freedom struggle of our country and expressed his sadness over the fact that some forces were now trying to defame some leaders. He also strongly condemned the plans of setting up of a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi’s assassinator Nathuram Godse and said that it is an insult to the Father of the Nation.
MLC Ivan D’Souza, on delivering his speech said, the Congress was the only party in India which treated all communities equally. He also stated that by nationalizing banks, late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi played a crucial role in strengthening the economy of our country.
JR Lobo, Mangaluru South MLA said the Congress party works with towards up-liftment of the under privileged sections of the society. He also assured that the party will continue its good works which will come back to power by its developmental works.
Vijay Kumar Shetty- former MLA, Shakuntala Shetty MLA Puttur , Ibrahim Kodijal- District Congress interim President, Suresh Ballal, Mamatha Gatti, AC Bhandari, were present among others.