Gowda, however, added he would not be able to attend the proposed meeting with Bahujan Samajwadi Party leader Mayawati [ Images ] on May 18.
He said, There is no political angle to it. May 18 is my birthday".
He said, "Every birthday, I visit Tirupathi. This year, too, I will do the same. I would, however, join the discussions in New Delhi on May 19."
Gowda said he kept CPM boss Prakash Karat [ Images ] in the loop about the same.