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Grooming Siddaramaiah was my "biggest mistake": Deve Gowda

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Former today termed as "mean", and said groominghim was his "biggest mistake."

"He (Siddaramaiah) is a mean Chief Minister," Gowdasaid while complaining that he was not given an opportunity to speak during the inauguration of Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord at Shravanabelagola on February 7, which was attended by

Stating that his name was printed on the invitation as former and and as member and at the event for "namesake", he said "but I had no chance to speak. The who is mean to this extent, has grown from this party (JD(S))."

"Is he a Chief Minister?How long will you stay? Iwill see. I have taken a vow. I will today seek apology from the people of for grooming such an immoral politician," he said.

"Grooming such a is my biggest mistake. I will repeatedly say he is unfit to continue in the post," a visibly upset Gowda remarked at a party event.

Relations between Gowda and his one-time came under strain in 2005 as the latter was unhappyover party affairs and dominance of the former Prime Minister'sson H D Kumaraswamy, the then JD(S) state unit workingpresident.

Siddaramaiah, who held the post of in the Congress-JD(S) coalition government then, was subsequently ousted from the JD(S) and also as its legislature party leader. joined the

The issue of alleged "ill-treatment" meted out to Gowda during the Mahamastakabhisheka had also resonated in the Assembly last week, when his son and JD(S) MLA H D Revanna moveda privilege notice accusing that he too was "ill-treated" at the programme at the behest of the minister in charge of the district.

The privilege notice has been referred to the privileges committee by the

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 21:55 IST