Bengaluru: For the first time, after the formation of the Karnataka state and unification of Karnataka, this year, the Kannada Rajyothsava celebrations may not be held in November.
According to the sources in the Kannada and Culture department, the government had decided to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava either on November 29 or 30, but due to the sudden demise of politician M H Ambareesh, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy does not feel the need for celebration.
“The celebrations may be held in December,” say sources.
Many say that though the election code of conduct was cited as a reason for postponing the Rajyothsava celebrations in the first place, the actual reason was the confusion that erupted around the selection of the names of awardees. As per sources, hundreds of entries, that too with recommendations, came in and the CM did not want to take a risk when the coalition government is still facing a crisis of existence.
“The Rajyothsava award winners’ list is ready and a few are unhappy as their names are not included. So the CM doesn’t want to take any risk,” a source explained.
“But the final decision will be taken in a day or two,” he added.