First anniversary celebration ‘jinx’ haunts K’taka CM

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The celebration is named as ‘Janotsav’, meaning celebration of people. It was first fixed on July 28…reports Asian Lite News

The events planned for the celebration of completion of one year at office by the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai government has been yet again postponed from its scheduled date of August 28.

An announcement in this regard was made on Thursday.

The ruling BJP government is explaining that since August 28 falls on the threshold of Gowri and Ganesh festival celebrations, the party workers would not be able to participate fully in organising as well as celebrating the event.

The celebration is named as ‘Janotsav’, meaning celebration of people. It was first fixed on July 28.

The ruling BJP had made massive arrangements at Doddaballapur to celebrate the completion of 1 year of CM Bommai in office.

When seating arrangements for more than a lakh people was made, food was also cooked for thousands, CM Bommai announced cancellation of the event a day before in the backdrop of the murder of BJP Yuva Morcha activist Praveen Kumar Nettare in Dakshina Kannada district.

CM Bommai stated that after seeing the plight of Praveen’s family and his wife and mother, his conscience is not allowing him to celebrate the event.

Later, ‘Janotsav’ was fixed on August 28, however, the party has postponed the event yet again.

With former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa being named as the Parliamentary Board member and Central Election Committee member, the state BJP unit will celebrate the occasion with grandeur.

The party also wants to send a message to the people like the opposition Congress party managed with the mega celebration of 75th birth anniversary of Siddaramaiah.

Cong to protest

The Karnataka Congress will stage a protest on Friday to condemn the egg attack against Opposition leader Siddaramaiah in Kodagu district during his visit.

The Congress workers will assemble in the premises of the Freedom Park and demand the arrest of persons who threw eggs on the vehicle of Siddaramaiah during his visit.

The activists alleged that the BJP workers staged a ‘gherao’ protest against Siddaramaiah’s vehicle in Kodagu on Thursday over his comments on Veer Savarkar during his tour to the district to meet the victims of flood and heavy rainfall.

Siddaramaiah stated that Veer Savarkar’s flex should not have been installed in a Muslim majority area. He also said, “Why the BJP objects to the flexes of Tipu Sultan?” The BJP workers, who surrounded his vehicle, booed at him, threw eggs on his vehicle and raised slogans against him.

The agitators also raised slogans that Siddaramaiah is anti-Kodagu and anti-Kodava community. Siddaramaiah’s decision to celebrate Tipu Sultan Jaynati is opposed fiercely in the Kodagu region as the Kodava community believes that Tipu Sultan carried out massacres against them.

Siddramaiah had warned the state government that if Congress workers start egg attacks, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai will not be able to go anywhere in the state. CM Bommai and former CM H.D. Kumaraswamy had also condemned the incident of egg attack on Siddaramaiah.

Siddaramaiah has announced that Congress party will lay siege to Kodagu district Superintendent of Police’s office on August 26 for failing to provide protection to him. He had alleged that the police had colluded with RSS.

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