Gowda believes in public, Gods for electoral success

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Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, Apr 16 (UNI) Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) President H D Deve Gowda today binned hopes on the public and the God for the May Assembly elections to the dissolved Karnataka Assembly in this era of coalition politics.

''I've left it (the elections) to the public and God,'' he told reporters here today after offering prayers at the Devanathaswamy temple and Harigirivar temple at Thiruvanjipuram, near here, along with his son and former Karnataka Energy Minister H D Revanna.

Declining to comment on the inter-state dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka over the Hogenakkal drinking water scheme, he said he had urged the Prime Minister to resolve the issue, but no action had been taken.

Mr Gowda faulted the Centre for the galloping inflation and said the Union Government shifting the blame on the public for it could not be accepted.

Later, he left for Puducherry en route to the temple town of Srirangam in Tamil Nadu.


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