JD(S) national president H D Deve Gowda on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to mind his tongue before making baseless allegations against him and dared the CM to furnish documents to substantiate the charges.
He told reporters here: “Siddaramaiah had alleged in Hassan recently that I have amassed wealth and also questioned whether I have earned it by growing potato and onion. The Chief Minister should have control over his tongue before hurling charges against me. Siddaramaiah should know that power is not permanent. If he does not know who and what I am, let him ask former Union minister C M Ibrahim.”
Taking a dig at Siddaramaiah, Gowda said: “I have built this party keeping aside all my personal problems. There was an acid attack on my wife. But still I dedicated myself to build the party. Today I can say with confidence that nobody can finish off my party as long as my party workers work with dedication.”
JD(S) to Support SP in Koppal
Gowda said his party will support the Samajwadi Party candidate in Koppal where JD(S) had not fielded its candidate and Aam Aadmi party candidate in Uttara Kannada constituency following withdrawal of nomination papers by Shivananda Naik at the last minute.
“I have already conveyed my decision to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in this regard,” the JD(S) supremo said.
Earlier, he released a booklet highlighting injustice done to the state by the BJP-led NDA and Congress-led UPA governments.
The state was not given a fair deal over sharing of water with neighbouring states, he said.
“If details provided in the booklet are false, they (other parties) are free to file a defamation case against me,” he said.