Bengaluru: Induvalu Suresh, a 35-year-old granite businessman from Ramanagara is now being hailed as Congress Ekalavya after he cut his left hand’s little finger as an offering to the Tirupati.
The offering was made as thanks giving after Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi were granted bail in the National Herald case in December last year. Suresh went to Tirupati, chopped off his little finger and dropped it in the hundi as a token of gratitude.
“The entire Congress party was worried, when Sonia and Rahul were summoned by the court. I took a vow that if my leaders are granted bail I will offer my finger to God,” Suresh told.
On Saturday, he was summoned by housing minister M H Ambareesh, of whom Suresh to meet him at his residence in J P Nagar in Bengaluru. The minister, who was aghast at what Suresh had done, said, “You are Kalyug’s Ekalavya. But we don’t want sychophancy of pain,”
When the minister asked Suresh: “Why did you do this? You could have taken a padayatra or shown your concern in some other way.” He said that all those are past. He was perturbed that Sonia and Rahul would be sent to jail.