Belagavi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai was subjected to severe criticism from the opposition party earlier in the day for announcing only one day of mourning to respect the demise of Forest and Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Umesh Katti. Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah openly criticised the CM for not announcing a three-day mourning.
The government has now revised the earlier announcement. Speaking to reporters, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said it has been decided to observe three-day state mourning following the demise of Minister Katti. He stated that there will be no official functions for three days, but that flood management and other emergency work will continue.
The CM said “Janotsava”, which was re-scheduled to be held in Doddaballapur on September 8, stands postponed and now it will be held in the same venue on September 11.
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