Like BSY, DVS goes on temple visiting spree on birthday

Like BSY, DVS goes on temple visiting spree on birthday

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda celebrated his first birthday as chief minister by going on a temple visiting spree on Sunday amidst political turmoil in the ruling BJP over the leadership issue.

Gowda started his day early along with his wife Datty by visiting Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur and sought the blessings of seer Shivakumar. He later visited Adichunchanagiri mutt and sought the blessings of seer Balagangadharanath.

He also visited Srigeri Mutt and Doddaganapathi temple in Bangalore, even as his predecessor B S Yeddyurappa was busy working out his “oust Gowda” plan. Gowda turned 59 on Sunday. He also received greetings from his well-wishers at his official residence “Anugraha”.

He later shared a cake with children from Ideal School for the Blind. The garlands and bouquets received by the chief minister were auctioned and the proceeds (Rs one lakh) were donated to the school.

Speaking to reporters, Gowda said he had faced political challenges as the State party president, a position which he occupied for four and half years.

“Whatever challenges are before me now, I will face them confidently”, he said.

The chief minister said he would present the budget on March 21 and expressed confidence that he would fulfil the expectations of the people.

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