Friday evening, which was marked as ‘Blood Red Moon’ due to lunar eclipse, almost all the political leaders and ministers skipped office saying ‘lunar eclipse is all about negative vibes’.
Whether for the sake of old rooted traditions or an excuse to escape from work, Karnataka politicians across political lines took the day off fearing the red moon day. Leaders from all parties, including Congress, BJP, JDS and other smaller parties, had refused to come out of their houses yesterday.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and his sons conducted special pujas to ward off the “evil effect.”
On the other hand, former Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa shifted to Jindal Hospital a day before the eclipse. Before admitting himself to the hospital, he had asked his party members not to indulge in any kind of political activities as he believes it will have adverse effect on the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Samithi (KPCC) office on Queen’s Road in Bengaluru was shut on Friday and the entire area wore a deserted look. Even the state power house, the Vidhan Soudha had a similar look as not a single MLA could be seen on Friday.