"Deve Gowda blaming Congress to cover up his mistakes: Siddaramaiah

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Bangalore, Oct 30 (UNI) Congress leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today alleged that Janata Dal (Secular) National President H D Deve Gowda was 'unnecessarily' blaming Congress for the present political turmoil in the State to cover up his misdeeds.

He told newsmen here that the charge levelled by Mr Gowda with regard to the visit of Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna that he had come to meet congress leaders and engaged in politicking to split the JD(S) was baseless and far from truth. "Mr Gowda is dragging Congress to cover up mistakes committed by him and his sons. Did the Congress tell him not to transfer power to BJP," he questioned.

He charged that it was Mr Gowda who had been indulged in splitting the party with selfish motive since 1980. He took the help of Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav to become Prime Minister, but went to the extent of filing a CBI inquiry against him with the help of JD(U) President Sharad Yadav. Mr Gowda was responsible not only for splitting Janata Dal and expelling Ramakrishna Hegde but also caused the fall of S R Bommai government by purchasing legislators", he alleged saying that he had become untrustworthy at the national politics and no one believed him.

To another question, Mr Siddaramaiah came down heavily for the proposed agitation jointly by BJP-JD(S) tomorrow in front of Raj Bhavan for the inordinate delay by the Governor. " Pressure tactics should not be adopted in the present situation," he felt.

UNI

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