Mangaluru, Apr 16, 2018 : Senior Congress leader and MLC Ivan D’Souza who has alleged that officials were behaving in a high handed manner on the pretext of model code of conduct, has said that he would complain to the Election Commission in this regard.
Speaking to reporters at the District Congress Office, he said officials had come in the way of distributing spectacles to the needy by an organisation on Ambedkar Jayanthi Day. Officials also harassed people who have cash with them for wedding, gold purchase or for any other works, he said adding he will complain to the EC as it seemed even the District Magistrate has not taken note of the problem.
On the upcoming election, he said it was a fight between truth and untruth, dictatorship and democracy, divisive forces and forces of unity. He also exuded confidence that the Congress would win the upcoming elections in the state as well as the Lok Sabha elections next year.
To a question if he was disappointed over denial of ticket from Moodbidri, Ivan said he had aspired to contest as the sitting MLA Abhayachandra Jain had said he would not contest. But when Abhaya himself said he would contest, there was no question of disappointment. He also said he was ready to campaign full time in Moodbidri if invited.
Corporator Pratibha Kulai, former mayor Jacintha Alfred and other leaders were present.