Mysore, Aug 12, 2013:By-polls to the Legislative Council from Mysore-Chamarajanagar districts has sprung many a surprises, leading to interesting political developments in the last few days. While BJP openly declared its support to the KJP candidate, the JD(S) made a tacit understanding with the newly formed regional party.
However, JD(S)’s poll strategy too is now out in the open, as arch rivals H D Kumaraswamy and KJP’s B S Yeddyurappa substantiated the alliance by sharing a platform together on Monday. Not only were they seen rubbing shoulders, the duo, who had parted on extremely bitter terms, also candidly stated that there were no permanent friends or foes in politics. The reason for this new political romance is nothing but the common motive of defeating the Congress, which emerged to power during the Assembly elections.
The inauguration of Sa Ra Auditorium, built by JD(S) MLA Sa Ra Mahesh was witness to the coming together of political and bigwigs, including Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa, Revenue Minister Sreenivas Prasad, former minister S A Ramdas, MLAs Chikkamadu, K Venkatesh, G T Devegowda, N Chaluvarayaswamy, Madhu Bangarappa, MLC Sandesh Nagaraj among others.
Yeddyurappa was also seen unveiling the portrait of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and his wife Channamma Deve Gowda in the auditorium, while Kumaraswamy unveiled portrait of Sa Ra Mahesh’s father. Sreenivas Prasad unveiled portraits of the latter’s in-laws.
Kumaraswamy suggested Mahesh that a day’s profit of the auditorium should be utilised for mass marriage once a year.
Prasad said that social values had deteriorated. “The underprivileged should be empowered to build a healthy society,” he said.
Mass marriage was held on the occasion with nine couples entering wedlock. Suttur seer Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Adichunchanagiri seer Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji and Channamma Deve Gowda blessed the couple.
Speaking to the media Kumaraswamy hit back at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for his comments on his wife and Bangalore Rural MP candidate Anitha Kumaraswamy. He said that Siddaramaiah’s comments reflected Congress’s culture. “The Congress does not respect women,” he added.