Bengaluru: The marriage of former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Gowda with Revathi at a farmhouse close to Bidadi in Karnataka’s Ramangara district on Friday sparked a row over alleged violation of lockdown norms.
Taking objection to non-observance of social distancing by the attendees who didn’t put on face masks, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan instructed reporters right here that he had requested the district’s Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police to inquire into the cost that lockdown tips had been violated.
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“Permission was given for the wedding but with guidelines to maintain social distancing and wearing of face masks by all those attending the ceremony. If there is a violation, action will be taken,” Narayan stated.
The farmhouse is 3km from Bidadi and 45km southwest of Bengaluru within the southern state.
Kumaraswamy‘s spokesman Ok.C. Sadananda, nevertheless, instructed IANS that the rules weren’t violated, because the ceremony was held inside the home and solely members of the family and shut relations had been current on the event.
“As the main ceremony — tying the nuptial knots — was held in the marriage pandal, only family members were present, while relatives were seated in the farmhouse at a distance,” the spokesman stated.
The spokesman additionally clarified that the district (Ramanagara) was a inexperienced spot with not a single coronavirus case reported until date, in contrast to in Bengaluru which is a coronavirus hotspot with over 80 optimistic instances to date.
Nikhil, 28, bought engaged to Revathi, 22, a grandniece of state Congress chief M. Krishnappa, in Bengaluru on February 10.
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“About 100 people attended the ceremony conducted according to Hindu rites by priests in the presence of the couple’s parents, other family members and relatives,” stated Sadananda.
Amongst these current had been Nikhil’s grandfather — JD-S supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, grandmother Chennamma, uncles, together with former minister H.D. Revanna, cousin and Hassan Lok Sabha member Prajwal Hegde.
(With Inputs From IANS)