PUTTUR : Thousands of women had received sarees sent by JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy, during the Varamahalakshmi Pooja organized by the Swabhimani Mahila Vedike at the Mahalingeshwara Temple at Puttur last Friday under the aegis of former MLA Shakuntala Shetty. She had then even said that sarees could not be distributed to everyone as more number of women had attended the function.
Reports had then suggested that JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy had sent as many as 5000 sarees to be distributed. Though his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy was supposed to attend the pooja, she could not make it and instead another leader of the party was sent on her behalf. But, no one knew exactly how many sarees had been dispatched.
However, on Monday Shetty is learnt to have distributed about 300 sarees to women at the Swabhimani Vedike office. This has been confirmed by a JD(S) leader himself,. The question raised by many is how the JD(S) sarees appeared all of a sudden when Shetty herself had said last week that all sarees were distributed.
According to latest reports, all the sarees had been stocked at Shakuntala Shetty’s office in order to give them to those who had paid for the pooja and had been issued receipts. It is learnt, arrangements had also been made to deliver the sarees to the offices and door steps of some, while others were asked to take it from the office.
But, God alone knows how many sarees Kumaraswamy had sent. However, the beneficiaries of the sarees are all praise for Kumaraswamy, with many even describing the sarees as ‘first class.’
But the sad part of the story is that the JD(S) doesn’t have members whose numbers can equal the number of sarees sent by the party leader, regret a few leaders of the party.