Deve Gowda to bare it all in biography
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said he would narrate his bitter experiences as a politician in a biography.india Updated: Jun 21, 2012 16:39 IST
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said he would narrate his bitter experiences as a politician in a biography.
The Janata Dal (Secular) supremo said he wants to record his life's bitter experiences for the next generation to read.
At present, the 79-year-old is spending an hour each day, dictating a draft of his experience since childhood. State party spokesman YSV Datta and two others are writing the biography voluntarily, he told reporters in Bangalore.
He regretted that a section of the political class had questioned his secular credentials after his son HD Kumaraswamy joined hands with the BJP to form a coalition government in Karnataka in 2006. It was projected as if Deve Gowda hatched a conspiracy to install his son as chief minister, he said.
Deve Gowda said he would throw light on the circumstances surrounding Kumaraswamy’s action, adding, state Congress leaders were trying to break his party at the time.
The JDS leader saw a dip in his health condition on May 3 and is under treatment at his Padmanabhanagar residence here, but said he would tour the State in the third week of July.
He rubbished accusations by some BJP leaders that chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda is being dictated by Deve Gowda’s family. "Sadananda Gowda has not spoken to me for four months", he said.
Deve Gowda attacked the BJP government for hosting the recent global investors' meet, which, he alleged, is aimed at grabbing land of poor people and dealing a blow to their livelihood.
"Those who are going on the road are saying they are investing Rs. 50,000....Rs. 75,000 crore...where the industries? How many industries have come?”, he asked, adding, industries were constructing a couple of buildings and then building a compound wall to the area.
He stressed that before clearing an industrial project, the requirement of land, electricity, water and connectivity should be assessed.
First Published: Jun 21, 2012 16:37 IST