Acharya was role model, visionary: Advani

Acharya was role model, visionary: Advani

CM, ministers, large number of public condole ministers death

“In the field of politics, one can rarely come across a man like V S Acharya who was honest and intelligent combined with diligent hard work,” said veteran BJP leader L K Advani.

He was speaking after offering floral tribute to the portrait of Dr V S Acharya, who died of massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday, in a condolence meeting organised by district administration at Ammanni Ramanna Shetty Hall here on Wednesday. 

Asserting that Acharya was a non-controversial politician loved by all irrespective of party differences, Advani said people respected a lot as he was a role model for everyone in public life. He was known for “vinamratha”, “shraddha” and “adhrash.” Acharya was a visionary and through his qualities of honesty and integrity, he commanded respect of everyone. Acharya was instrumental in rating Udupi CMC as the best municipality in the state irrespective of the political party in rule, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said Acharya maintained transparency all through his life. He was committed to his work and had no enemies in any of the political parties. He had friendly relations with all and he always stayed away from hatredness. He stood apart from today’s politics where rivalry and hatredness is at helm of affairs, he added.

Stating that Acharya was a refined economist among all other politicians in the state, the CM said the government will have tough time during the formulation of guidelines for the budget policies in the absence of Acharya. He had in-depth knowledge on all aspects and he would study each matter thoroughly before taking up the decision. He was a political genius in true sense, he said. 

Senior BJP leader Ananthkumar said the government should set up an institution of finance, development and parliamentary affairs in the name of Acharya in Udupi or Manipal to train the people’s representatives, far away from the hectic political scenario in Bangalore. 

This institution that is named after Acharya should incorporate training sessions to all people’s representatives right from local civic bodies to Vidhan Parishat and Vidhan Sabha, he said.

Former CM B S Yeddyurappa said the government should build a memorial in the name of late leader to keep his memories everlasting in the minds of people. He should be made eternal, he said and added that Acharya was one politician who worked for the development of local bodies and also engaged himself right from the grass root level politics to administrative level politics. He was an orator who used to handle all sort of questions during the debate in the assembly with an ease, he added.

BJP State President Ehwarappa, Ministers Basavaraj Bommai, Shoba Karandlaje and former minister Jayaprakash Hegde were among others who paid tribute to the departed soul.