Prime News, Karnataka, Politics, Bengaluru, August 2:- Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, on Sunday (August 1) called on former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda at his residence in the city.
Accompanied by former housing minister V Somanna, Bommai met the JD(S) chief and had brief discussions on certain issues with him.
Deve Gowda later felicitated Bommai with a shawl, garland and bouquet.
Speaking to reporters, Bommai said Deve Gowda is one of the senior most leaders and was his father and former chief minister late S R Bommai’s associate in politics.
“I had come here to seek the blessings of Deve Gowda. He wished me and asked me to do good work for the state and address the burning problems of the state,” Bommai said.
He also said Deve Gowda extended his support to him for the welfare of the state.
“Deve Gowda has his own vision for the nation and the state. I sought his blessings and guidance. I feel that I will need his guidance for the welfare of the state,” Bommai said.
Bommai comes from a Socialist background and was in the JD(U) for about 10 years before joining BJP in 2008.
His father late SR Bommai, a former chief minister, was also from the Janata Parivar.
JD(S) leader and MLA HD Revanna was present. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)