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Nikhil Kumaraswamy wedding: Complainant threatens to approach Karnataka HC if chief secretary fails to take ac

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediurappa may have taken a soft stance on Nikhil Kumaraswamy's wedding during the lockdown, but an activist threatened the office of the chief secretary of approaching the high court to initiate action against the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Ramnagara.

The officers who allowed former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil Kumaraswamy's wedding on April 17, may not be able to breathe easy yet, as an activist has sought a reply and threatened chief secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar of approaching the high court to seek answers from him for failing to take action against the DC and SP of Ramnagara for allowing the wedding that violated lockdown rules.


Activist T Narasimha Murthy had earlier petitioned the office of chief secretary for allowing the blatant violation of lockdown rules for the sake of a wedding in former PM HD Deve Gowda's family.


The activist says, former CM HD Kumaraswamy's son's wedding took place in Bidadi in Ramnagara and hundreds of people had gathered. "No social distancing or lockdown norms were followed. Just because the wedding was that of an influential family, no one raised the issue. Police and authorities prevent movement of under privileged and poor but allowed negligence from HD Kumaraswamy's family. This is violation of article 14 which stands for Right to Equality. Hence, I have raised the complaint," Said Narasimha Murthy.


He said, he filed the complaint on April 18 and so far no response has been received from the office of the chief secretary on what action they would initiate on the deputy commissioner and SP for allowing this violation which a section of media has also reported.


"The chief secretary spoke to me yesterday and I explained everything to him. If there is no action, I will approach the high court, seeking action against the DC, SP of Ramnagara, family members of former PM HD Deve Gowda, HD Kumaraswamy, MLA Anitha Kumaraswamy, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, Nikhil’s wife Revathi and her family members; HD Revanna, MP Prajwal Revanna for lockdown rule violations," stressed Murthy.