Our Superstitious Leader: Karnataka Minister Travels 350km Daily To Escape ‘Bad Luck’

Public works minister HD Revanna, the elder brother of CM HD Kumaraswamy, travels between Bengaluru and Holenarasipura, his assembly constituency in Hassan — a round trip of 350km — almost every day. Reason: he is yet to get official accommodation in the city.

So, why isn’t he staying at his own house in Banashankari 2nd Stage or any of the houses owned by his family in and around Padmanabhanagar in Bengaluru? Or take up a house in the city? The grapevine suggests Revanna has been advised by an astrologer against “sleeping” in his own house in Bengaluru as long as he is a minister.

Revanna has an unshakable belief in astrology; he is one neta whose action and decision is guided by auspicious time and days.