Mangaluru, Sep 24, 2018: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will inaugurate the Mangaluru Dasara to be held at the Gokarnanatheshwara temple in Kudroli here. The festival will be from October 10 to 19, said senior Congress leader and long-time associate of the temple B. Janardhan Poojary September 23, Sunday.
Talking to reporters, veteran Poojary said that CM Kumaraswamy called him on and agreed to inaugurate the 10-day long festival.
Sri Poojary said: “He has asked me to give him the date he should be present for the inauguration, and I will do so soon.”
On whether he was inviting Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the festival, Sri Poojary said that he was yet to give a thought to it.
Meanwhile, Minister in-charge for Dakshina Kannada U.T. Khader told reporters that he will shortly call a meeting of officials to review preparations for Mangaluru Dasara. The State government will provide grants, if needed, for the festival.