Karnataka CM Bommai bans garlands and bouquets at meetings; rather encourage Kannada books


Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai made it clear on Tuesday that the practice of offering garlands, shawls, bouquets of flowers and souvenirs at government events would be banned, calling it an “unnecessary expense”. The government in a subsequent notice said Kannada books can be donated instead.

A government order to this effect was issued by Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar on Tuesday, a few hours later.

CM Bommai denies having accepted the bouquet; urge everyone to remove the “protocol”

Earlier today, Chief Minister Bommai, who chaired a meeting of senior police officials, denied accepting a bouquet of flowers and said the practice of giving garlands, shawls and bouquets to the name of the protocol should be deleted, qualifying it as “unnecessary expenditure”. Subsequently, the chief secretary issued a circular ordering not to give out these articles at meetings and events organized by the state government and government-run institutions. All department heads and government companies have been urged to comply with the instructions, he said.

Interestingly, the new Minister of Energy, Kannada and Culture, and MP for Karkala V Sunil Kumar recently made a similar appeal to his supporters a few days ago when he was inducted into the cabinet. from Bommai. Kumar had urged his supporters to give him Kannada books instead of bringing expensive garlands and bouquets, as he could donate them to his constituency public library. The minister is said to have received more than 1,000 pounds.

Due to the occupation of the official residence, CM Bommai will work from the guest house

On the other hand, nearly weeks after being inducted as Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai decided to work at a guesthouse in Bangalore due to the occupation of the official residences.

According to officials from the Office of the Chief Minister (CMO), CM Bommai has decided to operate from the Kumara Krupa guesthouse on a temporary basis. A CMO official said: “The CM has welcomed visitors to his personal residence at RT Nagar, but dealing with such a large number of guests there has been tedious. He therefore decided to work from Kumara Krupa, especially since the former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa continues to occupy the official residence Cauvery.

(With PTI entries)

(Image credit: Basavaraj Bommai Twitter)

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