AGENCIES, Bengaluru: Amid the coronavirus lockdown across the country when public gatherings and events are a strict no-no, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son’s wedding on Friday emerged as an exception.
Photos of the wedding where Nikhil Kumaraswamy is seen tying the knot with Revathi, the grand-niece of former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa, show flouting all social distancing norms. Also, there were no usage of masks.
Earlier, HD Kumaraswamy had said that due to the nationwide lockdown the marriage was planned at their home in Bengaluru itself but since social distancing will be a challenge, it was decided to be held at Ramanagara. He said that since Bengaluru was designated as a ‘red zone’ and a had high number of a COVID-19 cases, they had to shift the venue.
However, after the photos of the wedding went public, a different scene came to light. It seems the ex-chief minister wasn’t at all cautious to inform the relatives to maintain social distancing in the wedding ceremony.
The media was not allowed to enter the Ramanagara district while around 30-40 cars were seen heading towards the location from Bengaluru, NDTV reported.
With congregation of any type not allowed during the lockdown to check coronavirus spread, Kumaraswamy had explained in a video message that the event will be a low-key affair of two
families with a minimum number of people.
“It is difficult to maintain social distancing if the event is organised at home. That’s the reason we are organising the event at our farmhouse in Bidadi. I request my workers and well-wishers to avoid attending the event,” Kumaraswamy had said in the video.