Mangaluru, Mar 13, 2019: MLC Ivan D’Souza has urged the Election Commission to file a suo moto case against Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel for an offensive tweet which the latter has made.
Ivan who spoke to reporters at the Congress office in the city on March 13, Wednesday was referring to a tweet made by the MP on March 11 at 10.16 pm and which read as so – "Raatri 3 gantege shatru deshakke nuggi hodeyuvanthe adesha needuvavarige matha haakabeke horathu, raatri 3 gantege ugrarigaagi supreme courtina baagilu theresuvavarigalla... Modi Mathomme’’ (People should vote for those who issue orders to strike the enemy nation at 3 in the night rather than those who get the Supreme Court doors opened for the sake of terrorists at 3 in the night... Modi again).
Ivan alleged that the MP has violated the poll code of conduct by tweeting as above after the poll code came into force. "The MP has misused the military action for the sake of votes, the Election Commission must take serious note of this and initiate action," he demanded.
The Congress, he said was determined to root out the BJP, the Congress candidates will win in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada constituencies, he said.
DCC Chief and MLC Harish Kumar, DCC Vice President Ibrahim Kodijal, Congress Publicity Committee President Dhananjaya Adpangaya, KPCC Secretary Savitha Ramesh, KPCC Member Yashoda were present among others.