Nagaraj, on Tuesday, presenting the Rajyotsava Awards to the two donkeys at the inter-state bus terminus in the city centre, much to the amusement of the people who gathered there.
After bathing and dressing them for the occasion, Nagaraj garlanded both the donkeys with colourful beads, draped them with shawls and showered rose petals on them, drawing huge applause from scores of his supporters, admirers and the curious crowd that stopped by to witness the unique event.
"I will honour other animals every month in recognition of their contribution to us. Worshipping cows and taking care of domesticated animals has been part of our rich tradition and hoary culture," Nagaraj said.
I am surprised that this wasn't a Maneka Gandhi initiative.