From Veerendra Patil's time, I was a target: H D Deve Gowda
At 86 when most of his contemporaries would prefer resting at home, former prime minister Mr H.D. Deve Gowda is busy at JP Bhavan, the JD(S) headquarters in Bengaluru, holding a series of meetings with party workers from all over the state. His children — a former minister and a former chief minister are nowhere to be seen. In what sounded like an official ending to the JD(S)-Congress tie up in the State, Mr Gowda says that he would be fighting both the Congress and BJP. He did not mince words while remarking that former chief minister Mr Siddaramaiah was behind the collapse of the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in the state and said that Mr Siddaramaiah wanted to destroy the JD(S).