Bengaluru, Apr 19 : Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday thanked Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for backing his family regarding his son Nikhil's wedding, which had drawn backlash from all quarters for allegedly violating lockdown norms.
Asserting that social distancing was maintained during the wedding, the JD(S) leader in a series of tweets hit out at those accusing his family of violating lockdown norms, by stating that they were doing it out of “political hate”. “Despite maintaining social distancing and following rules during Nikhil’s marriage, there are discussions that norms were not followed. Because of political hate, poisonous comments are being made about an auspicious event, but Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa by rejecting all this is standing by the truth,” Kumaraswamy said in a tweet in Kannada.
He said, "Heartfelt thanks to Yediyurappa for his statement that a big political family in the state has conducted the marriage ceremony in a simple way.” Nikhil, the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, entered wedlock on Friday at a Bidadi farmhouse with Revathi, the grandniece of former Congress minister M Krishnappa. Coming to the rescue of Gowda family, Mr Yediyurappa in response to a question on Saturday told reporters “They (family) had all the permissions and the event was held in a simple fashion. There’s no need to discuss this." Stating that lockdown rules were followed during Nikhil’s marriage, Mr Kumaraswamy said, “By looking for politics in Nikhil’s marriage, certain faulty minds on social media are spewing venom that is in their mind.” (UNI)