Since he couldn’t phone or meet Deve Gowdaji…

The following advertisement appears on the front-page of The Hindu today: “Birthday Wishes to SHRI H.D. DEVE GOWDA, M.P..

“Shri H.D. Deve Gowda who never aspired the position of Prime Minister, but did his best to serve the needs of the poor, was rewarded the post of Prime Minister in which Shri H.D. Deve Gowda excelled well in the available time. We pray the Almighty to empower this “TRUE SON OF THE SOIL” who has “ONCE AGAIN RISEN FROM THE DUST” with much more strength to complete his unfinished tas.

“Our Congratulations to SHRI H.D. DEVE GOWDA, the symbol of Karnataka’s self-respect, the leading light of the rural mass. We assure you on this occasion that we will always be with you in your incessant pro-people movement and struggle.”

The advertisement is issued by K.N. Chakrapani, general secretary of the Karnataka State Janata Da (S) along with his mobile phone number (98453-94166), and contains photos of Gowda, his two sons H.D. Kumaraswamy and H.D. Revanna, and JD(S) president M.P. Prakash.

Goes to show that sycophancy isn’t the Congress’ monopoly?