Siddaramaiah could have visited Kudroli Temple – Madhu Bangarappa
Mangaluru: The former prime minister and JD(S) chief Deve Gowda along with Madhu Bangarappa visited the Milagres Church here on October 15. He met the priests at the church and lit candles in front of the statue of St Antony and prayed.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, Madhu Bangarappa said, “Other parties always criticize JD(S) as an Appa-maga party, but in reality it is not. The JD(S) has given opportunities to many members to become party leaders in the district, state and country. The state president’s post was vacant for four months and no one was ready to take it. I then forced H D Kumaraswamy to become the president and he accepted it.”
Madhu also said, “In Dakshina Kannada, political parties are taking advantage of the Billava Youth. But when those youth are in trouble no one comes to their help. I urge the youth to not fall into any trap, but live as true Indians where they will be respected. Using the youth to spoil the peace and create divisions in the society while getting them in trouble is not fair.”
Regarding the recent Kudroli Temple issue, when CM Siddaramaiah was in Town, Madhu said, “I do not know whether Siddaramaiah has personal enmity with Janardhan Poojary. It would have been well appreciated if Siddaramaiah visited the Kudroli temple. There is no need for an invitation to visit the temple. Deve Gowda is the former prime minister and he visited the Temple but Siddaramaiah did not. It was a good opportunity for Siddaramaiah to patch-up with Janardhan Poojary. Any Chief Minister should enjoy the support of the people from all walks of life. When we are in power, we need to respect the people.”
Basically, the Congress uses any community for their benefit. Likewise, the BJP also use communities for political gain and in the name of Hindutva, they burn the country. Through Hindutva we will not gain anything. Our youth should not trust anyone who speaks in the name of Hindutva and destroys their life, he added.
Later, the JD(S) leaders and members proceed for the party convention.