Claiming to be a socialist in his approach and conduct, CM Siddaramaiah’s inclination towards a lavish lifestyle was exposed during the Hublot watch controversy.
Now, in yet another development contradicting his own words, Siddaramaiah was seen using his personal assistant to wear his shoes during a function in Mysuru on Saturday.
According to sources in Mysuru, the CM visited the house of Chetan Ramarao, a veteran actor who passed away on Friday night. Paying his last respects to the sandalwood actor and interacting with the family members of Rao, Siddaramaiah came out of the house and stood near the main door as if waiting for somebody. In less than a few minutes, his personal assistant Kumar who stays at the CM’s house in Mysuru picked up the CM’s shoes and made him wear it with his own hands. Even though many were surprised by the incident, the CM did not say anything. A Congress leader who was with the CM said it was very rare for the CM to have his assitants being treated like this.
“I have never seen such a situation. In fact, he discouraged such things as he always argued that all are equal,” he recalled.
Yet another leader from Mysuru Congress said, “Siddaramaiah is the leader of the backward classes and always supported them politically.
He has stood with the backward classes and always opposed servitude. But, now he himself has allowed his personal assistant to put on his shoes, that too publicly. It doesn’t look good and is against the values the CM himself stands for. I was really embarrassing,” he said.