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Mangaluru Congress MLC apologises and retracts his words

Mangaluru Congress MLC apologises and retracts his words

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalaluru, Nov 10, 2014: Reports are rife that Congress MLC Ivan D’Souza had to apologise and retract his statement refering  to the former Minister K.S. Eswarappa’s wife while criticising the latter’s statement referring to the daughters of Chief Minister Siddararamiah and Home Minister K.J. George.

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It may be recalled, speaking  to reporters earlier on Nov 8, Saturday, the MLC  took exception to  Eshwarappa’s reference to the daughters of  Siddaramaiah and  George while criticising Government’s alleged slackness in the case of the death of the 14-year-old school girl in Thirthahalli. MLC  D’Souza also went to on make a reference to the wife of  Eshwarappa.

Journalists at the press meet took exception and said it was demeaning women. MLC Ivan said that he wanted  Eshwarappa to exercise restraint and tender a public apology for making such a statement. “If he does not do, we will be forced to file a defamation case against him,” he said.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwar reportedly called up MLC D’Souza and pulled him up for making the statement.  Parameshwar expressed an apology on behalf of MLC D’Souza in Bengaluru.  D’Souza then called a press meet and apologised for making such statement. “I express my apology to  Eshwarappa, his family and to the public for the harm that my statement has caused. I will henceforth not make any such statements.”

 Ivan D’Souza said he made the statement in the heat of the moment and he regretted it. He has communicated it to . Siddaramaiah and  Parameshwar, he added.  The MLC said he has not heard of any notice issued on this issue.

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