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SL Dharme Gowda, Dy Chairman Of K’taka Upper House, Dies by Suicide; Body Found on Railway Track

The 64 years old Dharme Gowda, who was a low profile politician for a long time, came into limelight recently after the main opposition Congress members manhandled him in the Upper House. 

Karnataka Vidhana Parishad Deputy Chairman SL Dharme Gowda, in a shocking late night development, has allegedly died by suicide, News18 reported. The politician from the JDS was found dead on a railway track near Chickmagalur, his home town in the hills of central Karnataka.

According to News18, top sources have said that they are probing the case for more details. According to them, his dead body was found around 2 am.

The 64 years old Dharme Gowda, who was a low profile politician for a long time, came into limelight recently after the main opposition Congress members manhandled him in the Upper House for trying to chair the session illegally.

Some Congress leaders dragged him from the chair (the seat of the Chairman) alleging he had joined hands with the ruling BJP to unconstitutionally unseat the Upper House Chairman Pratap Chandra Shetty, who is from the Congress.

In the Upper House, the BJP has moved a no-confidence motion against the Chairman and the voting on no-confidence motion is yet to take place. The BJP had made a big issue over the ruckus and had demanded the suspension of some Congress MLCs and the dismissal of the Chairman.

Putting Congress in the dock, Dharme Gowda’s death is likely to kick up some storm in Karnataka politics. The politician’s brother is also an MLC and a close confidante of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.

 

Note:

HW News maintains that coping skills, support, and treatment are proven to be helpful to people who’ve thought of suicide.

Everyone deserves a second chance at life and so do you. Here are some helpline numbers if you are having similar thoughts. Talk it out.

Mumbai: The Samaritans, Mumbai- +91 84229 84528 / +91 84229 84529 / +91 84229 84530

India: AASRA- +91-9820466726

 

 

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