Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda’s grandson and former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy tied the knot on Friday amid lockdown restrictions over COVID-19.
The wedding ceremony that took place in the family’s farmhouse Ramanagara has been drawing flak for lockdown violations despite the family maintaining that social distancing norms, crowd control and all lockdown restrictions were adhered to. However, photos and videos from the venue narrate a different tale.
Nikhil, an actor turned politicians who unsuccessfully contested from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency in 2019, tied the knot with Revathi, niece of a Congress politician – M Krishnappa on Friday morning.
Moreover, the videos suggest a grand decor, heavy lights and grand flower decorations at the venue throwing up questions on how the family accessed the luxury at times of a lockdown where only essential services and commodities are being allowed to ply.
The passes and permissions procured for guests have also draw flak over how attending a wedding has been considered an essential need in the times of coronavirus.