HDK likens BSY to crow trying to be nightingale

''A crow from the South visiting Kashi to become nightingale'' - This is how JD(S) State President H D Kumaraswamy termed the proposed visit to Kashi by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Talking to newsmen here on Sunday, Kumaraswamy said: “The sins of Yeddyurappa will not be washed away just because he is visiting Kashi. People have not forgotten the injustice he has done to them. Their curse will always follow him.” The crow will not become nightingale just by taking a dip in Ganga, he added, quoting a famous poem by Kuvempu.

Kumaraswamy was here to attend the Banjara convention.

The reports that Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda had taken suggestion from the JD(S) while recommending Justice Chandrashekaraiah’s name for the Upa Lokayukta post were baseless and far from truth, he said. The State would achieve a lot of progress if the BJP ministers used the time they were spending for visiting temples wisely, Kumaraswamy said.

Siddu flayed

Reacting sharply to Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah’s statement that former prime minister H D Deve Gowda would not allow anybody other than his son (Kumaraswamy) to become chief minister, Kumaraswamy asked Siddaramaiah to set right problems in his own party first.

“We have enough people to advise us. There is no need for Siddaramaiah to give any free suggestions,” he said.

He said his party knew better whom to project as chief ministerial candidate in the forthcoming elections. Siddaramaiah, instead of bothering about the JD(S) candidate, should first announce who would be the Congress’ candidate for the chief minister’s post.

He said as Opposition leader Siddaramaiah had a major role in highlighting the government’s failures and ensuring that it functioned properly. He said everything was fine with the JD(S) and all leaders were working with unity.

Siddu hits back at HDK

Siddaramaiah, reacting sharply to Kumaraswamy’s barbs against him, said the whole world knows how Gowda promotes the future of only his sons in politics.

“Gowda could become chief minister and prime minister because we all worked for the party. I and R L Jalappa had stood by him. He could become prime minister because the party had won 16 seats,” he said.

Siddaramaiah said Gowda denied him chief ministership twice.

“Let him now project seniors such as Sindhia, Horatti or Nanaiah as the chief ministerial candidate, instead of projecting his sons. He will never do that,” he said.

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