DVS likens his critics to stray dogs

 The recrimination by former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda against his critics got more vitriolic on Friday with Gowda saying that one should not stop walking the straight  path for the fear of stray dogs.

“Stray dogs are everywhere. But we should not stop pursuing the path and waste our time throwing stones at them. Instead, we should continue our journey throwing biscuits at them,” Gowda said at the inauguration of the Vokkaligara Samskruti Mahasammelana organised by Rajya Vokkaligara Okkuta.

Gowda, who had to relinquish the chief minister’s post at the behest of his predecessor, B S Yeddyurappa, said he had the satisfaction of giving a clean administration during his 11-month tenure.

“I have shown that it is possible to give good governance. People do not think that all politicians are thieves. They are prudent enough to differentiate between a thief and an honest man,” he said.

Gowda said there were ‘remote controls’ in the State politics and the Vokkaliga community too should emerge as a remote control which can switch off channels airing bad things and choose the good ones.” He claimed that his statements were often twisted and misquoted to portray him as a villain.

“My statements were read between the lines and new meanings were attributed. Such things used to become headlines,” he said.

Gowda has been openly attacking his detractors in the BJP ever since he was compelled to step down as the chief minister.

Congress leader D K Shivakumar sympathised with Gowda saying the latter was targeted just because of identifying with the Vokkaliga community.

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