Mangaluru, May 08, 2018 : J R Lobo, the Congress candidate of Mangaluru South and sitting MLA led a huge  Padayatra in the Carstreet area on May 7, Monday evening  as part of his campaigning spree. Over 2,000 Congress workers and  well-wishers of Lobo took part in the Padayatra which commenced from near the Shree Venkataramana Temple at Carstreet and culminated at the same point after passing through Navabharath Circle, Lower Carstreet, New Chitra area and flower market area.

Addressing a public meeting later on, Lobo said he was greatly enthused by the  love and  affection shown by the people throughout his Padayatra. Having a word of praise for Carstreet considered  as a  commercial centre, he  said  there was need to further  develop Mangaluru in the fields of IT, tourism and other sectors in order to ensure  local educated youth get ample employment opportunities in the city. He said his aim was to  attract more investments in the city and added that with an international airport, major port and good road connectivity the   city  has a conducive atmosphere  for  investment.

Lobo also highlighted his various achievements  and claimed that the city has seen  much development in the past five years when compared to the  earlier 20 years when the city was represented by  an MLA of  another party.

He spoke on  the development of roads, laying of footpaths, solid waste management,  development of parks, lakes  and  opening of 3D Planetarium at Pilikula and appealed to give him another chance to represent the constituency to ensure further development.

District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai, Block Congress Presidents Vishwas Kumar Das, Abdul Saleem, Corporators Ramdas Prabhu, Vinayraj, Lancelot Pinto, Prakash Salian, Kavitha, Asha D’Silva, Praveenchandra Alva,  Rathikala  and several Congress leaders were present.

Courtesy: Mangalore Today