Srirangapatna: Politicos go to any extent to please their bosses to win their confidence. In one such attempts, a Congress ticket aspirant went to the extent of showering a garland of apples, weighing 300 kgs in total on state energy minister D K Shivakumar.
The incident took place in Srirangapatna, when D K Shi , who is also the state election campaign committee chief, visited the town to quell rebellion in the party.
Congress party ticket aspirant Induval Sachidananda accompanied by fans, took out a procession in his honour before garlanding their favourite leader with the 300 kg apple garland, which had flowers too. Being aware of the difficulty associated, they even employed a crane for the purpose!
Divided opinions appeared over the fanfare soon after the event, where a whopping Rs 1.6 lakhs was spent for the apple garland. Critics termed it as ‘politics of bigwigs’, while fans termed it as ‘act of admiration’.