Initially, there were reports that the BJP’s central leadership had given a directive to its leaders to skip the big fat wedding of former party man and Karnataka minister Janardhana Reddy’s daughter. Posing for the shutterbugs with a man being probed by multiple agencies would not bode well for the BJP’s ‘anti-corruption’ image, a few leaders had said.
But, Karnataka BJP president and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has denied that the party had issued any such diktat. He has said that he will attend the wedding on Wednesday.
“It’s not true that the party high command has instructed us not to attend the wedding. I have been invited and I will attend,” Yeddyurappa told News 18 on Tuesday.
Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar has said that the party does not decide what people do in their personal lives. He too has said that he is going.
On Monday, it was reported that BJP top brass in the state were in a dilemma over attending the mining baron daughter’s wedding.
“The party has not issued a formal order but the party has said it’s better to stay away from the big fat wedding in these times,” a senior leader told Times of India .