Mangaluru, Nov 11: Congress workers, led by president of Dakshina Kannada District Congress Committee B. Ramanath Rai and Mangalore MLA U.T. Khader, staged a demonstration in front of the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (MESCOM) office here on Monday, Nov 10. They were agitating against the growing power crisis in the State.
In a memorandum addressed to the Governor and submitted to the MESCOM officials, Mr. Rai called for the dissolution of the BJP Government in the State. Stating that this was the greatest power crisis in the history of the State, Mr. Rai said that the BJP had gone back on its election promises wherein it had promised uninterrupted power supply.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Khader called for the resignation of Power Minister S. Eshwarappa alleging that the Minister"s mismanagement had led to the present crisis.
Warning that the party would intensify its struggle against the 'anti-people' policies of the BJP Government, Mr. Khader said, 'We are giving the State Government one week"s time to sort out the electricity supply issues.'