Kumaraswamy’s son marries Karnataka Congress leader’s daughter in VVIP wedding during lockdown
While many weddings and funerals have been be canceled across the country due to the lockdown, political heavyweights of Karnataka, the Gowda family headed by former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, still managed to get their grandson married on Friday.
Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the son of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, tied the knot with Revathi, the grandniece of former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa on Friday.
In a luxurious wedding outside Bengaluru in Ramanagara, Nikhil Kumaraswamy’s wedding was conducted at a farmhouse. The media was banned from entering the Ramanagara district while around 30-40 cars were seen heading towards the location from Bengaluru.
Any such mass movement and public gatherings, weddings that are attended by a large number of people have been banned by the government due to the lockdown and over the fear of the deadly coronavirus spreading.
When asked earlier about the wedding being organised during the lockdown, Kumaraswamy had said that all prior permission has been taken from the Karnataka government.
The BS Yediyurappa government had also said that it will keep a close watch on the wedding that will also be videographed. Karnataka Deputy CM CN Ashwath Naraya said that the state government will ask the concerned authorities to film the entire wedding event.
Government officials had said, “If social distancing norms are not followed, action will be taken.
On Tuesday, trucks carrying tents and other items were seen entering the farmhouse to prepare the wedding arena.
HDK had also said that several family doctors were consulted before proceeding with the wedding of his son Nikhil.
Initially, a gala ceremony had been planned but with the lockdown being extended, the event was shifted to a farmhouse instead of open ground.
Nikhil got engaged to the grandniece of state Congress leader M Krishnappa on February 10.
In Karnataka, closed-door weddings have been allowed as long as the gatherings have less than 75-100 people. This rule was mentioned by the chief minister on March 22 and many commoners have since held their weddings in homes over the past 21 days.