Mysuru: With the Lok Sabha elections in the state over and the results still a full 12 days away, it was time for Chief Minister H,D, Kumaraswamy to take a break from his busy schedule to relax at Ibnii luxury resort at Ibnivalavadi village at Boikeri in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu.
It is not sure if the CM is also gathering the energy to face the hectic political developments which could unfold in the state after the results on May 23 with questions being raised over the longevity of his coalition government.
Mr Kumaraswamy was expected to check in on Friday night and stay at the resort till Sunday morning. He has taken six rooms, with each room costing Rs 56,320 for two nights.
Spread over 125 acres, the resort which was a coffee estate earlier, has a spa and private pool attached to each room, coffee shop, lounge (bar), restaurants serving traditional vegetarian meals with regional curries on plantain leaves, barbeque dinner with sea food cooked in the native style besides Mediterranean varieties among other facilities.
It was at the same resort that former CM Siddaramaiah had relaxed earlier this week.
CM for Kundgol
Meanwhile, ending speculation about his participation in campaigning, amid strains in the ruling Congress-JD(S) government, Mr Kumaraswamy will canvass for Congress candidates in Kundgol and Chincholi assembly by-polls on May 13 and 14.
Kumaraswamy, who will reach Kundgol via Hubballi on Monday evening, will campaign there, the Chief Minister's office said here Friday.
The next day he will travel to Kalaburagi and participate in some programmes there, before leaving for Chincholi for campaign....