JD(S) rebel MLAs unleash angst against Gowda, Kumaraswamy

JD(S) rebel MLAs unleash angst against Gowda, Kumaraswamy

Put up a show of strength in Nagamangala in Mandya district

JD(S) rebel MLAs and their supporters unleashed their angst against the party leadership at massive rally organised by MLA N Cheluvarayaswamy in Nagamangala, Mandya district, on Friday. 

MLAs Zameer Ahmed, Ramesh Bandisiddegowda, Balakrishna, Srinivasmurthy and MLC Puttanna trained their guns on JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda and party statee president H D Kumaraswamy for neglecting the local leaders.

Addressing the supporters, MLA N Cheluvarayaswamy waged a scathing attack on H D Kumaraswamy. “Is it possible to accept if the leadership of the party in the district is handed over to a person belonging to another district,” he questioned. “I have not done any mistake. If the party leadership prove that I have committed mistake I will quit politics,” he said.

Chamarajpet MLA Zameer Ahmed reiterated that it was H D Kumaraswamy who had told him to cast his vote for Congress during the Rajya Sabha elections. “I will quit politics if Kumaraswamy deny this in front of God,” he challenged.

Join Congress
Former MP G Madegowda told the rebel MLAs to join Congress party. “Congress party has played a vital role in freedom struggle. The party believes in democratic values. The party may have committed mistakes but it is the responsibility of the leaders and the people to set it right. Take a decision to join Congress fold,” he suggested. Madegowda was felicitated on the occasion.

Interestingly, JD(S) rebel MLAs Iqbal Ansari and Bheemanayak did not attend the programme.

Non-veg food served
Though animal sacrifice and sale of meat are banned on account of Ambedkar Jayanti, sumptuous non-vegetarian food was served for hundreds of Chaluvarayaswamy supporters after the programme.