Bengaluru, Feb 16: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AICC general secretary, are expected to fly to Bengaluru to participate in the wedding reception of KPCC president DK Shivakumar’s daughter Aishwarya’s wedding with Amartya on Wednesday.
Amartya is the grandson of former CM SM Krishna, who is now in BJP, and the son of Cafe Coffee Day founder late VG Siddhartha and SM Krishna’s daughter Malavika Hegde.
The wedding was held on Sunday, February 14 and leaders cutting across party lines, including chief minister B S Yediyurappa participated.
The special wedding reception will be held at a city hotel, the name of which has been kept a closely guarded secret in order to prevent gatecrashers.
There was much hype about Rahul Gandhi arriving for the wedding initially before it was clarified that he will not be.
Incidentally, DK Shivakumar took to social media to tell his supporters and well-wishers not to gatecrash the wedding venue. He has asked those without invites to bless the couple from the comfort of their homes keeping in mind the social distancing and corona norms.
Shivakumar put out the message because there were hundreds of gatecrashers both at the wedding function.
Joining Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday will be Congress national general secretaries KC Venugopal and Randeep Singh Surjewala, the general secretary in charge of the state.