Opposition leader Siddharamaiah is a leader of all class of people beyond caste, opined Journalist Shylesha Chandraguptha.

He was speaking after participating in the book release function of Sadanadalli Siddharamaiah organised by District Kannada Sahitya Parishat at Cauvery auditorium of KSOU in Manasagangotri here yesterday.

Siddharamaiah, who has grown beyond caste politics to the level of getting support from all class of people including minority groups, backward class and dalits, has emerged as a leader of all these groups, he lauded.

If leaders like Siddharamaiah are not taken into confidence, it is impossible to get majority votes. Siddharamaiah, who was explaining the meaning of Economics in a simple way, has become popular among all with good personal qualities and way of functioning. The shades of people-friendly budget presented by him are continuing in the present budget also, he said.

Speaking after releasing the book, litterateur S.S. Marulaiah regretted that casteism and corruption are rampant in the country.

"People like Siddharamaiah are of importance in the present day politics," he said.

Actor Ambarish who spoke said, "Siddharamaiah is loved and respected by people of all communities."

Book editor Manasa, who also spoke, shared the moments of her association with Siddharamaiah and presented the book to all his fans.

District Kannada Sahitya Parishat President M. Chandrashekar, Secretary K.S. Shivaram and Mugur Nanjundaswamy were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore