Siddaramaiah defends contentious remark on Gandhi's son; draws flak from BJP


Bengaluru, Jul 29 (IANS): In a bid to discredit newly-appointed Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Siddaramaiah, on Thursday defended his controversial remark that 'Mahatma Gandhi's son turned into a drunkard'.

Siddaramaiah had made the contentious comment while reacting to the appointment of Basavaraja Bommai as the 30th Chief Minister of Karnataka, making a veiled reference to the latter's father, late S.R. Bommai, a former Chief Minister of the state and erstwhile Janata Dal leader who was known for his socialist ideology.

"It can't be said that present Chief Minister Bommai would get the character of his father," Siddaramaiah had said on Wednesday.

"What happened to Mahatma Gandhiji's son? Being the son of Mahatma Gandhi, he lost track. He turned out to be a drunkard. So it is unlikely that sons will have to inherit all the virtues of their fathers," Siddaramaiah had said.

Defending his statement on Thursday, the senior Congress leader said: "Mahatma Gandhi was a good man, but didn't his son become an alcoholic? I made the statement only to convey that sons don't always inherit all the good principles of their fathers."

Taking a dig at Siddaramaiah for his remarks, the BJP's state unit asked him as to how many of his virtues have been inherited by his son and Congress MLA Yathish Siddaramaiah?.

"The media has reported that your elder son Rakesh was an alcoholic. It was also reported that he had beaten up elders in an inebriated state. Can this be analysed as virtues gotten from the father," the BJP asked.

Generally, there is a chance of children inheriting chronic diseases from their parents, as etiquette, efficiency and character are developed by them on their own, the BJP maintained.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Why dont quote his own son who sacrificed his life for the country at foreign tour and caused extra spending tax paye money. For record , Bommai family members having down to earth attitude rememberd by staff members of the school where childrens are studied and traveled by School bus contracted to B.T.S.

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  • Parpist, Dubai

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    I wonder which brand of quarter was Gandhiji's son"s favourite alcohol ? Anybody knows? Maybe some bhakths can enlighten us

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  • SANDEEP, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Your name will tell everything

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Too much barking will backfire .

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    sanjay Henri , what about da khabri of anantha kumar's daughter????????? what happened 2 saddhu gowda's son's love affair & abandoning mythriya gowda & sadananda gowda's son kaushik gowda , explain....

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  • NINAD, Mulky

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Take Tablet regularly dont miss it

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  • Ethnic Orchid, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    These old guys are liabilities to the grand old party. With his motor mouth and irrelevant provocative statements, he has taken the Congress party to the grave in the state .The party should ask these people to retire and make way for younger, untainted dynamic leaders. It would work well for the party rather allotting these Ramu Kaakas a safe constituency to win on Muslim votes.

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Ethnic Orchid. Very apt. Especially the last line. Then they blame BJP as communal.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    I dont know why party high command is mum on such stupid leaders like Siddu who talk rubbish and which becomes advantage for BJP.... Earlier Mani Shankar Iyer's Chaiwala comment damaged congress very badly to be remembered .........

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  • sushan, mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    what about your son ? Mr siddu sir

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    Luckily he didn't talk of Pappu & Feku ...

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  • Chandra, Surathkal

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Ee janathha baythanay

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    I dont think tue BJP uas any right to pass any kind of comments here. First they need to start putting Gandhiji first. But for them Savarkar and Godse are first. And also there is nothing wrong in Sidharamiahs comments.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    Kudla Stories, Kudla... If Congress wins by the votes of dedicated workers, the credit goes to Rahul Gandhi

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 30 2021

    no. da Congress thanks da voters first & dey stand 4 over all developments & 4 da benefit of citizens.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Thu, Jul 29 2021

    What happened to his son? He should tell everyone!

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