Bengaluru: MLC, writer and poet, Doddarange Gowda has been selected to preside over the 86th Akhila Bharat Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Haveri from February 26 to 28.
Manu Baligar, president of the Kannada Sahithya Parishat made this announcement in a meeting with the Sahitya Parishat office bearers.
“We are requesting the state government to give relaxation from Covid-19 SoPs to the Sahithya Sammelana. We want to hold the event like previous years” he said.
Gowda is considered close to the ruling party. His selection has been opposed by progressive thinkers and a section of the Kannada activists.