HDK, dy CM skip Tipu cel­e­bra­tions

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION - NEWS NET­WORK

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.

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