Former CM Siddaramaiah recalls his companionship with H. Vishwanath

Mysuru, November 30, 2022 ( “The RSS won’t allow changes in the caste system in our country. Please keep away from the BJP in RSS name,” observed leader of the opposition in the assembly Siddaramaiah.
He inaugurated the Kanaka Jayanthi and talent felicitation program held in Mysuru today. In his address, he said, “the RSS won’t allow to bring changes in the caste system. They can’t exploit if there is no inequality. They are using the minorities as a puppet and playing games. You people have to change. It is not enough if you just garland the statue of Kanakadasa and leave. They falsely claim that the RSS is an organization that produces patriots. Tell me which RSS person has taken part in the independence struggle? What type of sacrifice have they given? All of you should become aware of this truth. Please keep the BJP away by taking the name of RSS.”
Recalling his companionship with H. Vishwanath earlier, Siddaramaiah said that many people belonging to the Kuruba community used to hesitate to mention their community name. “Me and H. Vishwanath visited many colleges and used to unite our community students and we had also built the Kalidasa community. I was the President and Vishwanath was the General Secretary. After I became a lawyer, H. Vishwanath became the President,” he said.
Speaking on the occasion, litterateur Aravinda Malagatti expressed his view that Siddaramaiah is a symbol of self-esteem. “He can live without food, but he can’t live without his self-esteem. He is facing lot of criticisms. But he is the person who has shown minorities and other backward class people how to live. All his speeches should become a collection. Only he can tell a few words. Siddaramaiah has a philosophical approach towards the caste system. His speeches should be published in editions,” he added.
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