MYSURU: Dalits of Kuppegala village in Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s Assembly constituency of Varuna, which sometime ago was in news over the practice of untouchability, were disappointed on Thursday.
The dalits were expecting the CM, who paid a visit to the village, to make a reference to the heinous practice of untouchability and give a call to the upper castes to shun the practice. But to their utter dismay, he did not speak about the issue during his one hour stay at the village.
The village had earned disrepute by denying entry to dalits in temples and hotels and discouraging upper caste children of a government school from having lunch cooked by a dalit.
Siddaramaiah, who arrived at the village, visited Srikanteshwara Temple which is being renovated and scheduled to be inaugurated on Tuesday.
Later, he was felicitated by village leaders following which he had lunch involving his favourite ragi mudde and chicken curry at the residence of PLD Bank vice-president K Satish.
When the chief minister arrived in front of the government school, he was requested by the villagers to rise the height of its compound, to which he responded positively.