Mangaluru, July 02, 2018: "Dakshina Kannada P Nalin Kumar Kateel is taking credit for works done by others. I have not seen a Parliamentarian as lazy as Nalin," remarked former minister B Ramanatha Rai.
Addressing presspersons at the Congress Office here on July 2, Monday, Rai launched a scathing attack on Nalin and said "Nalin who does not know what a dollar is, has not done any development work except giving provocative speeches like setting district on fire."
On Nalin’s allegation regarding sand mafia, Rai said the problem has persisted since past several years and took him to task for unnecessarily blaming others on the issue.
He recalled how the reconstruction works of a collapsed bridge at Bondantila had commenced within two days during his tenure. The Siddaramaiah government’s term in the state was the golden age of development, claimed Rai.
There has been substantial development works in the district. Still when election nears Nalin has begun blaming others, Rai said. He also pulled up the MP for blaming him, Moidin Bava and Abhayachandra Jain for the slow pace of Mangaluru-Solhapur Highway works.
He said he had convened a meeting in the presence of the Special Land Acquisition Officer thrice during his ministership and that Nalin had abstained all three times. Why is he complaining now that the land acquisition is over?" Rai questioned
Mayor Bhasker Moily, Corporator Shashidhar Hegde, ZP member Mamatha Gatti and others were present.