H D Deve Gowda is an enigma wrapped in a towel in a shawl in a panche. On the face of it, the mannina maga is goodness personified, speaking of the interests of the meek of the earth. On the face of it, he is the secular titan. On the face of it, nothing pleases him than to serve the people.
But his open promotion of his family members, his party’s support to the BJP, his behind-the-scenes dealings with the Congress, his touting of businessmen like M.A.M Ramaswamy and Rajeev Chandrashekhar, his cat-and-mouse game with N.R. Narayana Murthy and Ashok Kheny, and now his reported angling for the President’s post cast a major shadow on the man and his methods.
So, what is the one question you are dying to ask Deve Gowda, a question no one else has asked? Please keep your queries short, smart and civil.