Mysuru, July 20:- Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy offered ‘Bagina’ at Kabini Reservoir in HD Kote taluk on Friday.
With Kabini Reservoir reaching its fullest, Kumaraswamy along with his wife Anitha Kumaraswamy, Higher Education Minister GT Devegowda, Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar and Tourism and Sericulture Minister Sa Ra Mahesh, Primary and Secondary Education Minister N Mahesh, MLAs Anil Chikkamadu, Harshavardhan, C Puttaranga Shetty and others were present.
Kumaraswamy arrived at least three hours late to offer Bagina at the Kabini Reservoir and took part in the traditional rituals.
On Friday, the Kabini reservoir was nearly full (2284 ft) and the inflow of water was 36,400 cusecs while the outflow was 36,425 cusecs.
ZP president Nayeema neglected?
A moment of tension prevailed at Kabini Dam when the Mysuru Zilla Panchayat president Nayeema Sultana was not allowed to take part during the offering of ‘Bagina’ along with Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Janata Dal (Secular) leader Sultana objected to the act and had a heated conversation with HD Kote MLA Anil Chikkamadu. She complained that the protocol was violated. However after Kumaraswamy left from the place, she along with few local leaders went and offered Bagina. (-HN, KK)