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Yediyurappa Jumps To Defend Kumaraswamy Over Lockdown Wedding

Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy claimed that the wedding involving two political families had no one from outside the family.

Bengaluru| As the country is under lockdown, countless families had to defer wedding ceremony but Karnataka’s former CM HD Kumaraswamy still succeeded to get their grandson married.

On Saturday Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa supported JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy after he was criticised on social media over his son’s wedding, where COVID-19 precautions suggested by the officials were allegedly ignored.
Former PM HD Deve Gowda’s grandson tied the knot with the grandniece of a Congress leader and former minister, at a farmhouse nearly 28 km from the state capital amid the COVID-19 lockdown. Photographs and videos of the function showed no social distancing or masks.

Mr Yediyurappa downplayed the discussion when asked about the apparent lapses on Saturday.

“All the necessary permissions were given and the marriage was performed in a simple manner. There is no need to discuss it. They had done it well within their limits for which I congratulate them,” Mr Yediyurappa was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.

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Actor turned Politician and the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Nikhil Kumaraswamy married Revathi, the grandniece of the former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa on Friday.

In a VVIP wedding at the farmhouse in the outskirts of Bengaluru in Ramanagara, Nikhils Kumaraswamy’s wedding was conducted. The media was banned from covering the marriage scenes. Media was not allowed to enter Ramanagara district while around 30-40 cars were seen heading towards the location from Bengaluru.

While talking to media a few days back HD Kumaraswamy said that they have asked for all the prior permissions from the Karnataka government. Police said officials said the family had provided them with the registration numbers of the cars that had to be allowed.

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