Rakesh's death: Cong-haters now take on Sadananda Gowda


Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-08-02 09:53 Bengaluru: DV Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation, in a Facebook post on July 30, said he had been saddened by the insensitive comments posted on social media celebrating Rakesh Siddaramaiah’s death.The minister said it was very sad that some people had taken to social websites to comment and celebrate Rakesh Siddaramiah's death which was not fair.He said he could understand the CM’s and his family's grief as he had lost his elder son as well.However, the statement did little to halt the tide of hate and insensitivity. Many netizens reacted by spewing more venom. “None of the politicians felt bad or expressed condolences during DK Ravi's death. Why feeling sad for Rakesh's death? Is it because he is CM's son?” wrote one person on Facebook.Another asked: “While people and farmers in North Karnataka region are dying and fighting for water none of the politicians are ready to come over and convince the people.”On Monday, Sadananda Gowda could not control his emotions on seeing the body of Rakesh. He burst into tears and hugged the CM, asking him to not lose hope.