Mangalore, March 25: Union Minister for Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes inaugurated the Congress party workers’ convention held at Town Hall on March 24, Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that it was Congress candidate from Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency B Janardhana Poojary, who had helped the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to make a political comeback with a victory from Chikmagalur constituency, decades ago.
He also said that Poojary had always worked for the party members and workers, hence it is the duty of workers to work for the victory of Poojary with unity.
DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai said that the contribution of BJP candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel to the district was zero and he is not efficient to be elected to the Parliament.
Janardhana Poojary urged the workers to focus on the contributions of the Congress and the failures of the BJP among the people of district.
M D Aslam from JD(S), retired DCP Dharmaiah, Mariamma Thomas from KJP, Dinaker Shetty from All College Students Union joined the Congress on the occasion.
Congress leaders Mohammad Masood, MLAs J R lobo, Moidin Bava, Shakuntala Shetty, Mayor Mahabala Marla, District Congress Interim President Ibrahim Kodijal, Vinaykumar Sorake, Udupi District Minister and others were present.