‘Siddalingaiah understood the significance of democratic debate’
Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar and the former Minister H.K. Patil have mourned the demise of poet and activist Siddalingaiah.
Mr. Shettar in his condolence message mentioned that Siddalingaiah had created consciousness amongst the exploited class by his works and programmes. Siddalingaiah was additionally legislator who understood the significance of democratic debate, he mentioned.
In a condolence message, Mr. Patil recalled his affiliation with Siddalingaiah in the Legislative Council and mentioned that he used to provide you with new concepts and views throughout debates in the Upper House of the Legislature.
Siddalingaiah gave new dimension to the Dalit Bandaya motion in the State and in addition Kannada literature. His demise is a superb loss to the Kannada literary world. In his demise, the State has misplaced an activist and a fighter who grew up imbibing the values of Ambedkar, Periyar and Lohia, Mr. Patil mentioned.