Irony just got real when Karnataka Chief Minister who less than two days ago suggested that weddings must be a low-key affair with not more than 100 in attendance as part of lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
But on the other hand, Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday attended a wedding in Belagavi which had 2,000 guests.
The CM attended the wedding of the daughter of party colleague and MLC Mahantesh Kavatgimath and relished a meal along with home minister Basavaraj Bommai, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje, MLCs N Ravi Kumar and Lahor Singh Sisoriya.
Photos of the CM at the dining hall showed at least 500 people were around him. Party sources and police officers who provided security to the VVIPs said “no less than 2,000 people” attended the wedding.
None of the security personnel or those around him was seen wearing protective gears. Emotional plea to attend the wedding has changed Yediyurappa’s mind.
As per media reports, the CM arrived at the wedding venue around 11.15 am and blessed the couple before heading to the dining area.
For the uninitiated, on Friday, the CM announced a lockdown in Karnataka to check the spread of Covid-19 and said, “As a precautionary measure, we are closing down places where mass gatherings happen for the next one week.”
He had placed restrictions on weddings, parties and sporting tournaments, forcing many to defer or cancel planned events.