Amid lockdown, Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil marries Karnataka Congress leader’s daughter

South India

Amid lockdown in the country due to COVID-19 outbreak, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, tied the knot with Revathi, the grand-niece of former Congress Minister for Housing, M Krishnappa, on Friday.


As per the report, more than 100 people participated in the marriage ceremony which held at Kumaraswamy’s farmhouse in Kethaganahally, Ramanagara.

According to the report, the media was banned from entering the Ramanagara district while around 30-40 cars were seen headed towards the location from Bengaluru.

When asked, police officials said the family had provided them with the registration numbers of the cars that had to be allowed.

Any such mass movement and public gatherings, weddings that are attended by a large number of people have been banned by the government due to the lockdown and over the fear of the deadly coronavirus spreading.

When asked earlier about the wedding being organised during the lockdown, Kumaraswamy had said that all prior permission has been taken from the Karnataka government.

He had defended his move claiming that the particular area comes under the green zone.

Earlier, Kumaraswamy had said the marriage will be simple and only his family members will attend and no one from outside would be invited.

Nikhil got engaged to the grandniece of state Congress leader M Krishnappa on February 10.

In Karnataka, closed-door weddings have been allowed as long as the gatherings have less than 75-100 people. This rule was mentioned by the chief minister on March 22 and many commoners have since held their weddings in homes over the past 21 days.

With inputs from India Today

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