Hassan: Alleging lack of concern among the ruling class about the interests of poor people and farmers, former prime minister (PM), H D Deve Gowda, who represents this constituency at the Lok Sabha, in an emotional outburst, offered to resign from his Lok Sabha membership.
Deve Gowda, who was participating in discussion on budget at the Lok Sabha on Monday March 16, noticed that some MPs seated in the seats located in his back, were speaking among themselves in low tone. Deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha, Tambidurai, who was in the chair, asked the members of parliament who were not interested in the proceedings, to leave the hall.
Deve Gowda, who appeared to have been charged with emotion, said that it could he his last address as a Lok Sabha member, and that he could decide to resign from the post. ‘No one shows interest about people like me, who are from rural background. I had resigned from this post twice in the past,’ he said.
Gowda also came out with strong words against the union budget for failing to moot any proposals for the upliftment of farmers of the country.