Karnataka CM Yediyurappa defends Gowda family conducting Nikhil’s marriage

BENGALURU: Virtually defending the Gowda family for conducting a marriage reportedly defying lockdown restrictions, Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday said it was performed in a simple manner and well within their limits, "for which they are to be congratulated."
"All the necessary permissions were given and the marriage was performed in a simple manner. There is no need to discuss about it.
They had done it well within their limits for which I congratulate them," Yediyurappa said to a query from reporters during the post-Covid-19 briefing.
Scores of people had thronged a farmhouse on Friday to get a glimpse of the wedding of former Prime Minister and JD (S) supremo, H D Deve Gowda's grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy, ignoring appeals not to visit the venue in view of the ongoing lockdown to check the Covid-19 outbreak.
Nikhil, son of former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, tied the nuptial knot with Revathi, the grand-niece of former Karnataka housing minister M Krishnappa.
The marriage was solemnised at Kumaraswamy's Kethaganahalli farmhouse at Bidadi in the neighbouring Ramanagara district, a JD(S) stronghold.
Kumaraswamy had taken to Twitter after the marriage, thanking his party MLAs, leaders and workers for staying away from the event and blessing his son from their houses.
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