Says Kalale Keshavamurthy is a ‘liar’
Caption: Former CM H.D. Kumaraswamy is seen inaugurating the JD(S) Party Workers Convention in Nanjangud yesterday in the presence of MLAs G.T. Devegowda and Chikkamadu, MLC Sandesh Nagaraj, Mayor M.J. Ravi Kumar and others look on.
Nanjangud, Feb.18 (RS& RNN)- Branding Kalale Keshavamurthy, who recently quit the JD(S) and joined the Congress as a ‘liar,’ State JD(S) Unit President and former CM H.D. Kumaraswamy yesterday said that the party would field a suitable candidate after consultations with party workers.
Addressing party workers at Bharathi Theertha auditorium in the temple town, Kumaraswamy accused Chief Minister Siddharamaiah of ignoring the interests of the people of the town and chanting development mantra only before the bypolls.
Buttressing his claims on Siddharamaiah’s least concerns for the residents, the former CM said: “If at all Siddharamaiah was really interested in the development of the town, he should have released funds when former Minister V. Sreenivasa Prasad was representing the Constituency and not after Prasad’s resignation.”
Clarifying that neither he nor his Party Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda had blessed and sent Kalale Keshavamurthy to the Congress, Kumaraswamy branded Kalale Keshavamurthy as a ‘liar,’ who misused their names and also misled the Party.
Charging that the BJP and the Congress were gearing up to pump money to win, the former CM said that the JD(S) needed to raise resources from Party workers for the bypoll.
No dearth of candidates
Speaking to media persons during his brief stay in Mysuru, Kumaraswamy, who claimed that there was no dearth of candidates in the JD(S), criticised both the BJP and the Congress for poaching Sreenivasa Prasad from Congress and Kalale Keshavamurthy from the JD(S).
Coming down heavily on the Siddharamaiah’s Govt. for planning stringent action on teachers who are threatening to boycott evaluation works, he said that there was confusion in change in text books.
Legislators Chikkamadu, G.T. Devegowda and Sandesh Nagaraj, Mayor M.J. Ravi Kumar, JD(S) Taluk Unit President R.V. Mahadevaswamy and others were present.