Mangaluru, Jan 6, 2019: MLC Ivan D’Souza will be observing a day-long fast at Gandhi Park near Town Hall on January 8 to protest against the merger of Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda.
Informing this to reporters here on January 6, Sunday, Ivan questioned the silence maintained by the local MP regarding this issue. He also stated that the Bank with its roots in the district has played a vital role in the development of the district.
Pointing out that Vijaya Bank was the only bank that declared dividend to its customers in 2017, he said people here are totally against the merger. He further warned of severe protests in the days to come if the demand against the merger of the bank went unheeded.
He said the Congress would protest in front of all branches of the Bank on January 10 and added even the bank employees would join the protest.