Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was the target behind those who made distinguished comments about his deceased son Rakesh, lamented Media Adviser to chief minister, Dinesh Amin Mattu, here on Wednesday.
He was speaking at the condolence meet held at Bhumigeetha in memory of Rakesh Siddaramaiah organised by Karnataka Rajya Hindulida Vargagala Jagrutha Vedike in association with District Kannada Sahitya Parishat.
He said that the death of Rakesh turned ire against the chief minister for the suicide of IAS officer DK Ravi, DySP Ganapathy, and the violence at Navalagunda. But as a proponent of social justice, Siddaramaiah also became a target of a section of the public. So it was no surprise, that within hours of Rakesh Siddaramaiah’s demise, several people began to make comments either expressing happiness over his demise, maligning him, saying that Rakesh had paid for the sins of his father and those of the Congress party leaders.
Further he said that the print and electronic media was empathetic towards the demise, few sadists on social media celebrated the demise. Such incidents should make us introspect ourselves on how human values are diminishing. If government questions this attitude they term it as a threat to freedom of speech and expression. He also urged the forum to launch a trust in the name of Rakesh and organise programmes.