BENGALURU, Apr 17 (Agencies): Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has courted controversy after a wedding in his family was solemnised flouting all norms to be practised during the lockdown. Visuals of the politician’s son Nikhil tying the knot with Revathi, the niece of former Congress minister M Krishnappa, on Friday show that there was no social distancing followed at the ceremony that was being conducted in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The groom was dressed in a traditional ivory kurta, while the bride opted for a gold silk saree. The guests at the ceremony were spotted without wearing masks, something that has been urged by the Government to be followed strictly while the country continues to be in a lockdown to fight Covid.
According to an IANS report, Nikhil’s grandfather and JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, grandmother Chennamma, uncles including former minister H.D. Revanna,
cousin and Hassan Lok Sabha MP Prajwal Hegde and other family members were invited to be present at the small ceremony.
A day earlier, pre-wedding rituals were also held at the farmhouse.
Nikhil got engaged to 22-year-old Revathi in Bengaluru on February 10.
The celebrations, at a time when social distancing and isolation are of utmost need, are facing flak on social media. The 28-year-old groom had contested the Mandya Lok Sabha seat in the May 2019 general elections in his maiden electoral bid but lost to south Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh.