Lockdown Times: Costly VIP Wedding

Lockdown  Times: Costly VIP Wedding

Son of Karnataka's former CM Kumaraswamy and grandson of former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, Nikhil Kumaraswamy's wedding took place in a grand way at Gowda's farmhouse in Ramanagara about 28 km from Bengaluru city. Nikhil Gowda has tied the knot with Revathi, the grandniece of a former minister.

Although it's a high-profile wedding ceremony between two politically significant families, HD Kumaraswamy claimed that there were no guests other than the family members and close relatives of the groom and bride. It was a traditional wedding ceremony following all Hindi rituals. Priests have performed the wedding ceremony and family members have blessed the newly married couple.

While the families of the couple claim that they have taken strict measures in the wake of Corona Virus pandemic and all the attendees were screened properly, social media and several media reports pointed that the social distance rule has been flouted. The pictures of wedding circulated online indicate that the social distance of 4 feet was not followed. And this has become hot discussion in political and media circles.

Initially, the families have decided to organize the grand wedding in Bengaluru itself. Despite the lockdown Kumaraswamy had refused to postpone the wedding. Since Bengaluru is in Red Zone and considered as Covid-19 hotspot, finally, the familieshave changed the venue to Ramanagara, the Assembly constituency of Kumaraswamy. In a video message to his followers and party leaders on Thursday, Kumaraswamy appealed them to stay away from wedding. He promised to organize a bigger event at a later date.

It can be noted that Nikhil Gowda had made his debut with Jaguar movie which had multi-lingual release including in Telugu, Hindi and Kannada. However, the film failed to deliver at the Box Office. He eventually turned into politician. Nikhil Gowda had unsuccessfully contested for Mandya Lok Sabha where his family has stronghold politically where he was lost to independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh.

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