Kambala has always been a pride of Karnataka state. Since it has traditional roots, the state government has no problem in conducting the rural sport, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in Mysuru on Tuesday.
Siddaramaiah at Mandakalli airport in the city and will be touring the district for two days. He was speaking to media persons before leaving to inaugurate the Suttur fair. When questioned about the state government’s stand on ban on Kambala, he said since the issue is in high court, there is nothing much the government can do about it. “In the worst case scenario, the state government is ready to pass an ordinance regarding the issue.”
Reacting to questions on the recent IT raids on his fellow Congressmen, the CM said that the state government had no information about the raids and seizures since the IT department is attached to the central government.
Speaking on the Nanjangud by election, he said that Congress is in no hurry to reveal the candidate’s name. “We will come out with the decision once the election dates are announced. There is no point in comparing BJP and JDS to Congress,” he added.
Lashing out at the Centre, the CM said that the central government is deliberately delaying the relief funds. “Even after meeting the PM along with an all party delegation on the drought conditions in the state, there has been no response and no relief fund has been released so far,” he said.
All set for six-day Suttur Jatra
Siddaramaiah will formally inaugurate the annual six-day Jatra Mahothsav of Adijagadguru Sri Shivaratrishwara Shivayogi at Suttur. A host of Union ministers and state ministers have arrived to take part in various events lined up for the jathra. More than 25 lakh people from across the country and even from foreign countries have already arrived at the temple premises. Various philanthropists have contributed for the mass feeding and the organisers have already prepared five lakh laadus, 5 lakh badushah and 150 quintal of boondi and other sweets for distribution.