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Congress holds Padayatra to protest pathetic state of BC Road-Maani stretch

Mangalore Today News Network

Bantwal, Sep 11, 2019: A protest Padayatra to condemn the sorry state of the   BC Road- Maani stretch of the Mangaluru-Bengaluru National Highway, commenced from Melkar on September 11, Wednesday  under the leadership  of former minister Ramanatha Rai.


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Speaking on the occasion, Rai condemned the apathy of the state as well as the Union governments towards the pathetic state of the road. He blamed the  cold war between BJP elected representatives and  contract companies for the  suspension of the NH four-laning works. Stating that an attempt was made to blame delay in land acquisition, Rai declared that he would quit politis if this was the real reason.

MLC Harish Kumar and several party leaders participated in the protest. Later, the protestors submitted a memorandum to the Bantwal Tahsildar listing out their demands.