The state government has announced a one-day mourning in the wake of the death of Umesh Katti. No cultural program shall be held on this occasion. The order mentions flying the national flag at half-mast. Meanwhile, Janotsava program is scheduled on September 8 and discussions are going on whether it should be canceled or not.
Responding to this, BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi said, “I don’t think your feelings about canceling Janotsava are different from the feelings of the people of the state. In this regard, he said that he will hold discussions with CM Basavaraj Bommai and BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel.
The Janotsava program was organized on the occasion of completion of one year of the state government led by Basavaraja Bommai. However, on the same day, the program was canceled due to the murder case of BJP worker Praveen Nettaru in Sulla of Dakshina Kannada district. CM Basavaraja Bommai held a late night press conference and announced the cancellation of the program.
Later on, the date of the program was fixed, but it was repeatedly postponed. Now finally on September 8 Janotsava was fixed in Doddaballapur. However, on the same occasion, Minister Umesh Katthi died of a heart attack. Will the Janotsava program be held in this background? Or will it be postponed in honor of the deceased? A question has arisen. It is likely that CM Basavaraj Bommai and BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel will discuss this and take the next decision.