Congress fights for country and BJP fights for power – Rai
Mangaluru: “In the name of Dharma, God and patriotism some anti-social elements are creating problems in the society and not allowing others to live in peace. The so-called Chaddi Parivar (I don’t call them Sangh Parivar) in the name of Gau Rakshaks kill innocent people. Recently Modi in his speech said, 80% of the Gau Rakshaks indulge in criminal activities, whereas I say more than 80% of the so called cow protectors have the criminal background”, said the Congress leader and district minister in-charge B Ramanath Rai at a press meet held at the Circuit house here on August 23.
Earlier in the name of Gau Rakshaks the minority was attacked, now the backward class is also being targetted. In Bantwal Harish Poojary was killed. The people of the district should oppose such acts by the Sangh Parivar. The Sangh Parivar has created communalism and are killing innocent people. Recently in Kenjur Praveen Poojary was killed by the Gau Rakshaks. We have met the Inspector General and demanded strict action against the Cow protectors. In the name of Gau Rakshaks innocent people have been targetted. We need to oppose communalism by the so-called cow protectors, all people of this district should unitedly oppose this.
Recalling the recent programme held in Mangaluru University, Rai said it wasn’t a programme to respect Rani Abbakka, but was a political drama. Amit Shah had announced Yeddyurappa as the CM in the next elections. We condemn such programmes organised within the University campus. The syndicate members have also written letters to the government. In the name of Tiranga Yatra, BJP is trying to fool people. In Nagpur, they did not hold any Tiranga Yatra.
Rai alleged “Modi says, Congress fought before the Independence but BJP fought after Independence. Yes, Congress fought for freeing the country from the British, but BJP fought for power by creating communalism. The Congress fights for the country and BJP fights for power”.
Congress fought for the elimination of hunger, poverty and worked hard for the welfare of the poor people. Congress has worked to nationalize the banks for the development of the country, whereas BJP is working hard to divide the people in the name of communalism.
When asked about holding Nehru’s programme at the University, Rai said that the programme was held by the ABVP in association with the University with the leadership of Vice Chancellor.
MUDA Chairman Ibrahim Kodijal, Sashidhar Hegde, Mithun Rai, Kavitha Sanil and others were also present.