Karnataka PWD Minister HD Revanna inaugurated a new unit of the IB guest house at Hubbali district of Karnataka on December 19. The unit was constructed at an estimated cost of five crore rupees, however, it’s not the inauguration that has made news but the turn of events that took place after the launch. Soon after the minister wrapped up a press conference at the new building, officials were suddenly caught in a sudden tizzy. They were seen uninstalling the new furniture and fixtures in the building and were seen re-arranging them.
When asked, a PWD official reluctantly told off the record that the minister ordered them to re-arrange the fixtures according to Vastu. The furniture was shifted to face the south while earlier it was arranged to face the east direction. Revanna was earlier alleged of revamping the guest house which was allotted to him according to vastu. The officers were spotted uninstalling furniture and fixtures and reinstalling it.
The BJP slammed Revanna, “The previous government championed the Anti-Superstition Bill and passed it in both the houses. The Anti-Superstition Bill is in place in the state. But it is unfortunate that a minister in the Karnataka cabinet does not follow the objectives of the bill. I think it is high time that the minister stops pursuing his interests in vastu and other things. He should rather focus on good governance and work for the betterment of people.”- S Prakash, Spokesperson, BJP
Recently, former Karnataka minister and Congress MLA A Manju had alleged Revanna’s son Prajwal of land grab. In a separate incident, the minister had come under criticism for throwing biscuit packets to flood survivors in Kodagu district of Karnataka. Apparently, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy skipped staying in the circuit house at Belagavi district during the winter session as his brother Revanna advised him that it was not appropriate according to vastu. It is said that the chief minister’s brother’s decisions have a strong sway in the government.