BJP MP Brij Bhushan's invitation withheld for 'Kambala' sports event in Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) The organisers of the Kambala event (buffalo racie) have withheld the invitation to BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, following opposition for the move.
The event, which came to be known throughout the country after the release of the 'Kantara' movie, is bring organised in the state capital for the first time on November 25-26.
Sources said that Brij Bhushan himself had also written to the organisers, explaining that he won't be able to attend the event.
Brij Bhushan, the former President of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), was called for the event following the demand to invite him by the State Wrestling Association and Siddi community members.
Ashok Rai, Congress MLA and one of the organisers of Kambala, stated that Brij Bhushan has written a letter explaining that he won't attend the event.
"The name of Brij Bhushan was printed on the invitation letter. New invitations are being printed now. Brij Bhushan had trained the Siddhi and Kudubi community members in Goa and as a token of respect to that, he was invited," said MLA Ashok Rai.
The event is organised on the backdrop of Bengaluru Tulu Association completing 50 years. The organisers have built a 151m long Kambala track. The arrangements have been made for 8,000 people to watch the event. Around 150-160 buffalos are expected to take part in the event.