Speaking to reporters, he said, “It is her reverence for Siddaganga mutt seer Shivakumara Swamiji and the plight of the people in drought affected areas that is drawing Sonia Gandhi to Tumkur.”
Answering to media's questions, Parameshwara said that there is no politics behind her visit but the party is preparing for the upcoming elections. Indirectly, he clarified that Sonia will not meet any party leaders.
Meanwhile, Sonia will reach Bangalore on Friday, Apr 27, at 9pm and stay at Raj Bhavan. She has planned to meet drought prone Nagasamudra village in Chitradurga district and will interact with the women, weavers and farmers.
After that, she will fly to Tumkur to attend the Siddaganga mutt function. “She will spend about 45 minutes to an hour and later address the delegates of the Congress party at Birla Auditorium of Siddaganga Institute of Technology (SIT) there,” Parameshwara added.