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Sadana Samavesha rally: You don’t invite me, you insult me, says AH Vishwanath

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Published Jun 6, 2017, 6:47 am IST
Updated Jun 6, 2017, 6:47 am IST
Former MP protests over not being invited for Cong govt’s Sadana Samavesha rally.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, former minister Shamanur Shivashankarappa and newly elected MLA Geetha Mahadevprasad have a hearty laugh during the Assembly session at Vidhana Soudha on Monday.
 Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, former minister Shamanur Shivashankarappa and newly elected MLA Geetha Mahadevprasad have a hearty laugh during the Assembly session at Vidhana Soudha on Monday.

Mysuru: Taking strong umbrage  at not being invited to the government's Sadana Samavesha rally held to showcase its achievements recently, senior Congress leader, A.H. Vishwanath, on Monday  lashed out at the Siddaramaiah administration for "insulting" veterans like him.

Deploring that senior Congress leaders were sidelined, while Chief Minister Siddaramaiah hogged all the limelight, he told reporters here, "When I asked why I was not invited, district in- charge minister, Dr H.C. Mahadevappa claimed that only elected representatives were invited. But you make your sons, Sunil Bose  and Dr S Yatindra sit along with you  on the dais. Are they ministers, MLAs or  ZP members? And you forget those who brought you to the Congress party and those who worked for the Congress. Is this not an insult to them?”

 

Making his displeasure even clearer, he added, " I don't know if I should remain in this Congress anymore. A file was prepared to suspend me for six years when  Digvijay Singh was the AICC state in-charge. But as he was removed from this position I remained in the party. Or else they would have thrown me out  by now. But K.C. Venugopal has now assured me that I will be retained in the Congress."

Continuing his scathing attack on the CM, he said, "Seventy five per cent of what Siddaramaiah said  at the rally was a lie. You gave bhagyas, but have they all reached beneficiaries? Has there been a survey on this? What did you to do for farmers? You said that out of 165 promises made in the manifesto, as many as 155 were fulfilled.  You promised to generate revenue, but has this been done?"

 

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