M’lore: Congress LS campaign concludes amidst supporters cheering for Janardhan PoojarMangalore, 16 Apr 2014: Dakshina Kannada District Congress Committee (DCC) organized a rally in the city to conclude LS poll campaign of Congress veteran candidate Janardhan Poojary, on Tuesday April 15 being the last day to conclude the campaign set by Election Commission (EC).

The rally that was flagged-off from Nehru maidan passed through Hamilton roundabout, Rao & Rao circle, K S Rao Road, P V S circle, Lalbagh, Lady Hill circle and concluded at Urwa Market ground amidst a large number of party workers and supporters.

Addressing the rally at Urwa Market ground, Janardhan Poojary said, ‘Power is not permanent. Youth have enthusiastically taken part in this rally which indicates good future for India. Dakshina Kannada is a beautiful district of intellectuals who have contributed a lot to the country in various spheres, such as banking, industries and engineering. Our district has sufficient energy resources. Every community is intellectual in its own way. Wherever we go we can find the intelligent people of our coastal district, across the country as well as abroad. Do we need a Gujarat model for this intellect district? We have our own strengths. Gujarat is no heaven, it is a hell,’ said Poojary

Poojary further said, ‘People of Dakshina Kannada are intelligent and brave. We do not want Gujarat model in Dakshina Kannada. There is reservation for SC/STs and backward classes but not for Brahmins and GSB communities. There are poor people in these communities too. I have taken up this issue with Sonia Gandhi who promised this reservation in the party’s manifesto.

‘For speaking out on the issue of reservations, BJP and RSS have filed a case against me with EC. I am ready to go to jail for the cause of the poor. We acted as we promised. I will not cheat the people,’ said Poojary.

Many corporators, leaders and party workers enthusiastically joined in the rally in support of Janardhan Poojary.

Speaking on the occasion, the state health minister U T Khadar said, ‘Congress workers are not only ready to shed their sweat but also their blood for the victory of Janardhan Poojary. Party workers should work hard till the elections are over. People should send Janardhan Poojary to parliament and dump BJP and SDPI into the Arabian Sea,’ said minister Khader.

MLA J R Lobo, mayor Mahabala Marla, MLA Mohiuddin Bava, Badruddin, Ibrahim Kodijal, Harikrishna Bantwal, Ivan D’Souza, T K Sudhir and others were present.