Watch: Woman kisses CM Siddaramaiah at public meeting

A woman in Bengaluru recently did something very uncommon by kissing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during an event.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2016 4:49 pm

Touching politicians’ feet as a mark of respect is a common practice in India. But a woman in Bengaluru on Sunday did something very uncommon by kissing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s cheek at a public meeting, leaving him visibly embarrassed.

The act was caught on camera and it has gone viral on social media.

In the video, the woman is seen kissing Siddaramaiah on stage during a state-level program of Kuruba Community, leaving all surprised.

The incident happened at a programme to felicitate newly elected members of zilla panchayats and taluk panchayats, organised by the Karnataka Pradesha Kuruba Sangha at palace grounds here.

Standing next to Chief Minister for a group photo, Girija Srinivas, who is Tarikere Taluk Panchayat member from Amruthapura in Chikmagalur district, all of a sudden in her moment of joy gave a peck on his cheek and walked away.

Siddaramaiah, visibly embarrassed by the incident, wiped his cheek with a big smile.

Speaking to a TV channel, the woman said she was happy that the Chief Minister was also a Kuruba, and called him a “lion of the community”.

“I was overjoyed by the fact that I was standing next to him. My family and I have always called him “Appaji” (father).”

She also clarified that placing a peck on Siddaramaiah’s cheek was not preplanned.

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. A
    Abhinav Gour
    Jun 26, 2016 at 7:28 pm
    What if she kissed the man?? That is how she felt like doing and she did.. We Indians seem to have some real issues with expressing feelings.. Im glad she expressed openly.. Should have made out while she was at it.. But one step at a time.. Good for them.
    1. I
      Jun 26, 2016 at 1:47 pm
      If it was done to some bjp or pro Hindu guy , media would have inated entire character and morality of the bjp guy. Since this is done by/to congressi guy, media making positive news out of it.
      1. A
        Jun 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm
        boys and girls should must have complete freedom .... but in public place its looking little bit awkward .... when Indian seek mind is going to be change ...ROCK
        1. M
          Jun 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm
          Where is Sita Sena? Aren't they suing in the court of Lord Rama?
          1. R
            Jun 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm
            He didnt seem embared at all. In fact, his hand was on the back of her head which is exactly where you would keep when you kiss some pionately.
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