MLA Lobo Should Explain reason Behind stay for Renaming Road – Monappa Bhandary
Mangaluru: “We condemn the stay order to rename the road from Ambedkar Circle – Catholic Club – Light House Hill Road to Mulky Sundaram Shetty. On September 30, 2015 during the MCC council meeting, the renaming of the road was decided. Late Mulky Sundaram Shetty was the chairman of Vijaya Bank and he has given jobs to thousands of people. On May 5, 2017, a order was passed to rename the road after Mulky Sundaram Shetty. But MLA J R Lobo and Chief whip Ivan D’Souza are the key persons in bringing the stay order”, alleged former MLC of BJP Monappa Bhandary in a press meet held at the BJP office here on July 3.
Addressing the mediapersons Monappa Bhandary said, “Where were the authorities of St Aloysius College when the order was passed in May 2017. All of a sudden St Aloysius authorities along with the students and other organisations staged a protest. How can an institution use students to protest against such issues? How can they send students to take part in the protest March? We have great respect towards the institution but at the same time, we have respect towards Mulky Sundaram Shetty. When the government passed the order to rename the road after Mulky Sundaram Shetty how did MLA J R Lobo and Chief Whip Ivan D’Souza obtain a stay order within a day?”.
Monappa Bhandary further said, “Before passing any order the government normally follows certain procedures. When there was no objection the government had passed the order. If the road was named after St Aloysius then why St Aloysius itself was using the address Light House Hill Road, why were they not using St Aloysius Road? Why did the Institution authorities not meet the concerned authorities well in advance to stop the renaming of the road. Why did they wait till the order for renaming the road was passed?”.
Monappa Bhandary also said, “Mulky Sundaram Shetty has taken the Vijay Bank to greater heights without any discrimination of caste, creed or religion and has provided jobs to thousands of people. When the government is recognising his service and renaming the road in his name why the discrimination by the MLA. MLA Lobo and Ivan D’Souza should explain why they had brought the stay order in the renaming of the road.”
Kishore Rai, Namitha, Vedavyas Kamath and others were also present.