Udupi : Oscar Fernandes has great “Ajathasathru” person who never any enemies. His contribution to make Congress party strong and the association with the party would be remembered, said D K Shivakumar, Karnataka State Congress Party President.

Speaking to media persons after paying his respect to Oscar Fernandes at Congress Bhavan today on Tuesday, September 14, DK Shivakumar said that I had personal touch in politics with Oscar for four decades. He had a simple and honest personality.

When Oscar was the Union Minister for National Highways, he had upgraded Bengaluru-Mysuru state highway into national highway. When he was as a Union Labour Minister, Oscar converted ESI Hospital into a Medical College and made scope to get medical education free of cost to children of labour. Meanwhile, he had provided fundamental facilities to the labour and made the labour department strong. He had done a lot of work for more than five decades to the poor people of the country. His contribution to the state and the country would be never forgotten, he said.

He served for the party and the people since his long career in politics, served as president of State Congress party twice, AICC secretary, Chairman for various departments and many more responsibilities for the party. We have lost a great friend and great leader. Due to his demise, great loss to the party and the people at large, he said.