JDS leader Suresh Gowda alleged that Congress is playing ‘Shikhandi Politics’
Congress and JDS leaders are still exchanging words since Mandya Lok Sabha elections and it now reached to a new low. Nagamangala MLA, JDS leader Suresh Gowda stated that in Mandya the Congress leaders are playing “Shikhandi Politics” ( using the third gender in politics) in Mandya using a woman, which strongly objected by Congress state unit.
While talking to media in Mandya, Suresh Gowda made this statement in direct reference to the Sumalatha Ambareesh, an Independent candidate.
Shikhandi is one of the characters in Epic Mahabharatha. It's stated that Arjuna has used Shikhandi to defeat Bhishma. Quoting that Gowda said that the situation is same as that in Mandya
Irritated by the statement of Suresh Gowda, state Congress leaders have decided to meet CM HD Kumaraswamy. “Our leaders have already brought the issue to the notice of CM HD Kumaraswamy. He is expected to talk to Suresh Gowda and direct him to tender an apology,” said a Congress leader.