Bantwal: Once bitter political opponents, who fought parliamentary elections against each other, came together to exchange pleasantries at a religious event at Polali on November 19.
During the event, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and former union minister Janardhan Poojary came face to face and the former was seen seeking blessings from the veteran Congress leader. Janardhan Poojary reciprocated with a smile, reminding everyone of a similar instance where Nalin had sought Poojary’s blessings, before Mangaluru Lok Sabha seat elections years ago.
Janardhan Poojary, a bitter critic of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his style of functioning is staying away from public glare due to illness off late.
Some present around were critical of Siddaramiah not visiting the ailing senior Congress leader despite being in Dakshina Kananda to attend certain public programmes in the neighbouring Udupi.
However, the action of BJP parliamentarian Nalin has garnered praise from certain quarters.