Bengaluru: If there is one person in the ruling Karnataka coalition who has been facing flak for his alleged interference in matters which are ultra vires to him, it is HD Revanna, the Public Works Department (PWD) minister and the elder brother of chief minister HD Kumaraswamy.

From RR Nagar (Bengaluru) Congress MLA Muniratna Naidu to Hoskote Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj, everyone has been complaining that Revanna is nothing less of a “dictator”, transferring officials of departments on which he has absolutely no hold of.

It is robustly being said the rough weather between the coalition partners, Congress and JD(S) is a consequence of Revanna’s highhandedness.

Perturbed at this allegation, Revanna has been on a spree of visiting temples. On Sunday (July 14) alone, Revanna visited as many as six temples in Udupi.

He visited are Anegudde, Hattiyangadi, Vinayaka, Kolluru, Kateelu and Southadka temples.

Interestingly, when he visited the Kateelu temple, after he paid obeisance, he undertook a circumambulation (going around the sanctum sanctorum). While he did that, journalists swarmed him with several questions. Incensed at this, he started fuming and grumbling at the scribes, while going around the shrine.

The leader was particularly vexed at scribes taking photographs of him while going around and taking prasadam.

He said, “Don’t take photographs. Don’t you understand what I say? You should be ashamed.”

Additionally, police in-charge of his security, he said, “You too take care. Ensure no photographs are taken.”

It is no secret that Revanna resorts to eccentric ways in public. He is known to carry lemons, which he thinks thwarts any evil effects on him. Last week, he was spotted walking into the Vidhana Soudha (state secretariat) barefoot.

In 2018, when Kodagu in Karnataka faced massive floods, as a consequence of which, thousands were displaced, Revanna was seen throwing biscuit packets to the victims of flood fury.