HDK, dy CM skip Tipu celebrations
Bengaluru: What was touted as the coalition government’s joint decision to host the fourth official celebrations of Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary on Saturday, turned into a whollyCongress affair, with chief minister HD Kumaraswamy skipping the event, and no JD (S) minister attending it.
While Kumaraswamy had already cited his health for not attending the event, what caused the coalition government a bigger embarrassment was the absence of deputy CM G Parameshwara, who is travelling abroad. Overall, the celebrations saw a lukewarm response.
The Congress production of Tipu Jayanti celebrations gave water resources minister DK Shivakumar, and minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, the opportunity to grab the limelight.