- Siddu Hallegouda, the president of the rural Congress youth wing from Ballari and Vijayanagara, deposited the amount on June 19 towards the adoption of White tiger.
- To mark Rahul Gandhi’s 51st birthday, Congress’ Karnataka youth unit adopted a white tiger at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Zoological Park in Hampi for a year under the former party president’s name. An amount of ₹100,000 was also deposited with the zoo authorities for the adoption of the tiger, Arjuna.
- Siddu Hallegouda, the president of the rural Congress youth wing from Ballari and Vijayanagara, deposited the amount on June 19. “On Rahul Gandhi’s birthday, the Bellary Rural Youth Congress has adopted a white tiger in the Vajpayee Wildlife Sanctuary, under the chairmanship of the Youth Congress Local Committee Chairman Sidhu Hallegowda,” Karnataka wing of the Congress party tweeted.
- The tweet also has the image of the party workers with what appeared to be the adopted white tiger and the receipt of ₹100,000 towards the adoption was also attached. “We were planning to do some social work to mark Rahul Gandhi’s birthday. Hence, we decided to adopt a tiger in our leader’s name as zoos are facing a fund crunch,” The New Indian Express quoted Hallegouda as saying.
ಸನ್ಮಾನ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀ @RahulGandhi ಅವರ ಜನ್ಮದಿನದ ಪ್ರಯುಕ್ತ ಬಳ್ಳಾರಿ ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಯುವ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ವತಿಯಿಂದ ಯುವ ಕಾಂಗ್ರೆಸ್ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಸಮಿತಿ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರಾದ ಸಿದ್ದು ಹಳ್ಳೇಗೌಡ ಅವರ ನೇತೃತ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ವಾಜಿಪೇಯಿ ವನ್ಯಸಂರಕ್ಷಣಾ ಧಾಮದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಹುಲ್ ಗಾಂಧಿ ಅವರ ಹೆಸರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ‘ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಎಂಬ ಹುಲಿಯನ್ನು’ ದತ್ತು ಪಡೆಯಲಾಯಿತು.@manjunathansui pic.twitter.com/zmnAzQmCh5
— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) June 19, 2021