Gowda pays solatium to snake-bite victim's family

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Hubli, Mar 29 (UNI) JD(S) Supremo and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda today paid a cash assistance of Rs 25,000 to the family of a woman, who died of snake bite yesterday at Bommasamudra of Dharwad district.

Mr Gowda, who arrived here to participate in his son's ''Jaitra Yatra,'' handed over the cash to the husband of the woman.

Former minister P C Siddanagoudar, who accompanied Mr Gowda, also assured additional compensation of Rs 50,000 to the bereaved family.

He claimed at least 900 farmers had committed suicide during the tenure of S M Krishna as Chief Minister.

Mr Gowda said the elections to the Karnataka Assembly would provide a new turn to the country's politics this time.

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