Astrology savvy Minister travels 350 kms at the cost of taxpayers money in Karnataka

Known for his antics; carrying lemons to important functions; Vastu compliance – even in government functions, HD Revanna – PWD Minister and elder brother of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is in the news again.

Sleeping in Bengaluru would deprive him of Power HD Revanna is now travelling 350 kms in his government car to his home town Holenarasipura in Hassan district as his astrologer has said that sleeping in his home in Bengaluru would be inauspicious and result in loss of power.

Traffic Free Corridor for his travel from Bengaluru

According to news reports, HD Revanna wakes up at 5 a.m in the morning and travels back to Bengaluru at 8 a.m. He heads back to Hassan around 9 p.m. To make matters worse: a traffic free corridor is created to ensure hassle free, nonstop travel to the minister.

The DPAR has (Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms) has clarified that the bungalow allocated to Revanna is not vacant and occupied for former PWD Minister HC Mahadevappa who is yet to vacate the bungalow.

Doubting Thomas

HD Revanna is also been accused of interfering in the functioning of the Chief Minister. In his constituency yesterday he was seen scolding a priest as he chose the wrong place, not compliant with Vaastu. Kannada TV channels aired the visibly upset minister blaming the priest for choosing the wrong location to perform the bhoomi pooja.

Abuse of Powers?

This move of the PWD Minister in believing Astrology and abusing his powers at the cost of Government exchequer is highly condemnable. While his brother and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has asked the ministers not to buy new cars until further orders. Revanna seems to have turned a Nelsons Eye on the advice of HD Kumaraswamy to his cabinet.

Austerity Vs Bland display of power

While Kumaraswamy is preaching austere measures to curtail expenditure, his own brother who holds the powerful PWD portfolio is using the government car and zero traffic to commute to his constituency in Holenarasipura at the cost of exchequer. Such an act of the Minister deserves the harshest condemnation, particularly when the State has the highest number of farmer suicides of late.

While there are several issues including lawlessness, rain related incidents across the state and other core issues related to PWD, the minister has conveniently ignored everything to believe in Astrology and act according to his own belief. The minister who needs to set benchmarking standards is guzzling diesel and manpower at the cost of tax payer’s money.

It is high time that HD Kumaraswamy censures his cabinet colleague and brother to stay back at one of their houses in Padmanabhanagar.