Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar breaks down while speaking about Senior Congress Leader Jaipal Reddy who breathed his last in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 77. 'Jaipal Reddy is My Mentor. Because of his support and valuable suggestions, I am in this position Today. We knew each other for the past 35 years. He treated me like his brother and taught me politics with ethics. I always used to proudly say My Guru is the best parliamentarian. He can be compared with Vajpayee, Geetha Chatterjee and George Fernandez. The mark of Jaipal Reddy is visible in every crucial turn in my 40 years of political career. Nobody can replace him. It's a big loss to Myself and the Nation,' said teary-eyed Ramesh Kumar during the press conference Today.
Great to see a Speaker of other state praising Jaipal Reddy so much. Not just KR Ramesh Kumar, A lot of Senior Politicians in the country treat him like their mentor. Jaipal Reddy used to command respect from leaders of all the parties because of his vast knowledge and ethics.
On the other hand, Tomorrow will be a big day for KR Ramesh Kumar because of the Vote of Confidence to be faced by BJP Karnataka Chief BS Yeddyurappa in the Assembly. There is a high possibility of BJP Government formation with 105 MLAs.