HDK turns the vanguard of education for fairer sex

Eve concern: JD(S) leader wants better deal for women

Battery of cameras:  Former chief minister H.D.Kumaraswamy speaks to media on his arrival at a programme in Mysore on Tuesday. DH PhotO

Addressing a gathering of women after inaugurating Jyothi Mahila Samsthe at Vokkaligara Bhavana here, the JD(S) MP said that education for girl children would one day help them stand on their own feet, gaining financial independence.

Recalling his stint as a legislator of Ramnagar, Kumaraswamy said he was receiving most of the grievances from garment workers. It helped him device a plan, to train those garment workers honing their skills to get a better job.

“Till today 13,000 women have been benefitted from the training and the institute is being run without any government aid,” said Kumaraswamy. Everybody cannot get a government job, was what he said, supporting the cause he has initiated upon.

He also recalled that when he was the chief minister, he had made provisions to sanction Rs 10,000 to the women in distress, who were airing their grievances if any, during janata darshan.

Kumaraswamy who arrived late by four hours, apologised for keeping the gathering waiting.

Most of the women who had been waiting for Kumaraswamy since 1.30 pm, the time fixed to open the event, preferred to leave the venue when their patience wore thin.

Dares BJP again

Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday dared rival BJP leaders to disclose documents if any, to prove that he owns ill-gotten wealth.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a programme in the city, the Janata Dal (Secular) leader said that there has been constant efforts by BJP leaders since the tenure of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the centre to probe into the wealth of Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda. The then home minister L K Advani had even vetted into the property details of Gowda and family. Following this Deve Gowda had written a letter to the then prime minister A B Vajpayee. “I will release that letter at an appropriate time”, Kumaraswamy said. Claiming that the properties he own is valid, Kumaraswamy said he had borrowed a loan of Rs 50 lakh from a bank towards the construction of his house in Bangalore. The series of allegations that are levelled against him (Kumaraswamy) are nothing but continuance of the past, the JD(S) MP said.


On who emerged the winner in ‘duel of truth’ at the abode of Lord Manjunatha at Dharmasthala, the JD(S) leader reiterated that whatever he told there was only ‘truth, truth and truth’.

He also termed his political bete noire and Congress MP H Vishwanath as ‘clown’, who amuses the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa with only sweet things for a favour.

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