HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil marries former Congress minister's grand-niece amid lockdown
Bengaluru/IBNS: Drawing criticism for allegedly flouting social distancing norms amid the COVID-19 crisis, former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil tied the nuptial knot with ex-Congress minister M Krishnappa's grand-niece Revathi on Friday morning.
Though the marriage ceremony, which saw only family members, was earlier planned to be organised in Bengaluru, later Kumaraswamy decided to carry on with the wedding plan at some kilometers away from the capital city of Karnataka amid the Coronavirus spread.
The ceremony, which followed all traditions, was reportedly held at a farm house in Ramanagara in the southern state.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reacted sharply to the wedding. Questioning the wedding preparations, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan on Thursday said actions will be taken against Kumaraswamy if lockdown guidelines were not followed during the wedding.
Nikhil, an actor-turned politician, had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 General Elections in the ticket of Kumaraswamy's Janata Dal (Secular) from Mandya.
#WATCH Karnataka: Nikhil Kumarswamy, son of former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, tied the knot with Revathi, the grand-niece of former Congress Minister for Housing M Krishnappa, today in Ramnagar. (Video source: anonymous wedding guest) pic.twitter.com/5DH9fjNshQ— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2020
He is also the grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda.
Karnataka has so far reported 315 positive cases. Among 315, 82 people were cured and 13 died.