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Lockdown forces Nikhil Kumaraswamy to wed at farmhouse

2020-04-16 08:10:37 :

Extension of lockdown has compelled former Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to carry out his son Nikhil Gowda’s wedding ceremony on Friday at a farmhouse close to Bidadi in Ramanagara district, his aide stated on Wednesday.

“Nikhil’s wedding has been shifted to Kumaraswamy’s farmhouse at Kethaganahalli near Bidadi from Bengaluru due to lockdown extension and cancellation of marriages and religious functions in the state,” his media secretary Okay.C. Sadananada informed IANS.

“As the lockdown is enforced to contain the coronavirus spread, the marriage will be a private event, with only family members and close relatives in attendance,” stated Sadananda.

Nikhil, 28, bought engaged to Revathi, 22, grandniece of state Congress chief M. Krishnappa, at a prime lodge in Bengaluru on February 10 and a grand wedding ceremony was scheduled to be held at Janapadaloka between Ramanagaram and Chennapatna on the state freeway to Mysuru on April 17.

“When the 21-day lockdown was enforced on March 25, the families decided to hold the wedding at Krishnappa’s house here, hoping it (lockdown) will be lifted on April 14. Its extension and declaring Bengaluru as a Covid hotspot forced to shift it again to the farmhouse,” stated Sadananda.

Kumaraswamy has taken the state authorities’s permission to conduct the wedding, complying with all norms resembling carrying masks, sanitising fingers and conserving social distancing.

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 and different members of the family might be current to bless him and bride Revathi.

“Kumaraswamy has urged party’s leaders, cadres and supporters to bless the couple from their respective houses and not to flock to the farmhouse due to the lockdown. He has promised to hold a grand reception at the original venue on a suitable date after summer when normalcy returns,” added Sadananda.

The native police has additionally made safety preparations across the farmhouse to forestall crowding although Ramanagara district is a greenspot with not a single Covid case until date.

Contesting the Mandya Lok Sabha seat within the Might 2017 common elections in his maiden electoral bid, Nikhil, a rising bilingual (Kannada/Telugu) star, had, nonetheless, misplaced to south Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh, an Impartial.

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