Mangaluru: EC to keep watch on Yakshagana after artiste suspended for poll code violation


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Apr 3: A Yakshagana artiste of Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari Prasadita Dashavatara Yakshagana Mandali has been suspended from the troupe, for his performance that violates the Election Commission’s model code of conduct.

The artiste identified as Poornesh Acharya, had supposedly taken a dig at All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi in one of the plays, after the Election Commission’s model code of conduct had set in.

In a Yakshagana sequence, Acharya repeated "Ivanaarava, ivanaarava, ivanaarava” and “iva nammava, iva nammava, iva nammavanendenisayya" ridiculing Rahul Gandhi who had mispronounced the vachana of the 12th century social reformer Basavanna at a public rally at Athani in Belagavi on February 24.

A clipping of Acharya’s performance started making the rounds on social media with the caption, 'Rahul Gandhi gets trolled in Yakshagana too', which came to the notice of the election officials.

Speaking to Daijiworld, Moodbidri returning officer Prasanna V says that the troupe Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari Prasadita Dashavatara Yakshagana Mandali is registered in his jurisdiction and had approached the Moodbidri election office seeking permission to perform plays. As they had submitted that the play is based on religious lines, they were permitted.

"When we came across the clip on April 3, we took suo moto cognisance and investigated the matter and found that the artiste had enacted the sequence after the election code of conduct had set in. Though Rahul Gandhi's name is not mentioned, it is a direct implication to him. We have informed the temple authority who has suspended the artiste," says Prasanna.

He further adds that the troupe is scheduled to perform at Puthige on April 3. "An election official will be deployed to check if political references will be made in the play. If the troupe repeats, strict action will be taken against them. A show cause notice will also been sent to the troupe convenor, and henceforth they will be directed to pre-submit the script before their performance," adds Prasanna.

Meanwhile, Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari Prasadita Dashavatara Yakshagana Mandali Convener Deviprasad Shetty told Daijiworld that the artiste repeated the lines spontaneously, in the spur-of-the-moment to add humour element to the play.

Shetty is not sure when exactly the play that is doing rounds on social media was performed. “We warned the artistes not to use any reference that indicates politics or politicians in Yakshagana performances,” he adds.

Deviprasad adds that the troupe performs in different parts of the district daily. On April 3rd, they are scheduled to perform in six places.

With Karnataka Assembly polls all set to be held on May 12, the Election Commission officials is keeping a close watch on public programmes, ensuring that the model code of conduct is not violated.

In Udupi, the nodal officer has asked Yakshagana organisers to submit an undertaking that they will not propagate political messages and also inform in advance if political representatives will be attending the event.


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  • sathish jm, Kumpala/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Dear artiste, leave it. you cannot match Pappu in humour anyway. Ivnarva was a classic performance !

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  • readerwriter007, pune

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    stupid move by EC. These are the local events and artists are well known imitating or commenting on some social events going on... it's purely for the entertainment point of view. Now picking this so quickly and acting upon, 7th wonder of the world. Many people talks so bad about our honourable Prime Minister of the country , call him with so bad words, Pappu himself act so dumboo in front of the audience... then EC remains silent... really not able to diges tthis quick act by EC. May be because it was on Rahul .... may be...

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Basava vachana any one can use here this artist toungue may twisted like Pappu .EC should take fisrt action against pappu or nidda for putting karnata under emergncy..

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Chaddis are in all the departments.

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    IVNARVA IVNARVA IVNARVA....OH MY GOD...I STILL CANT CONTROL MY LAUGHTER

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  • Ravi, mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    This is all started by Modi followers.
    Modi Song, music , Kavi sambalena , etc all for voting purpose
    also artist are earning Money in the name of Modi
    this all should be banned.

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  • Vasant Raj, Mangalore / Abudhabi.

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    What wrong this artist made..they imitate every critics..more over Bhhase barandinaye bagliyere daaye poyini...this is totally mistake of Pappu and the person who thought this. Anyhow, do not make it an issue of a person like RG who is already a Joker from Congress bunch.

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  • Santosh, Manglore/Dubai

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Dear Vasanth Raj, I'm not saying this from any political party... I can see that this old traditional entertainment, skits are turning to political grounds. That's made nowadays difficult to watch yakshagaana also. It's painful to see that we are not modernizing our country, but we are modernizing unnecessary things and spoiling the beauty of this ancient art by the name of political parties.
    Please don't spoil this.

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  • ANIKETH, MUMBAI

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Dear santosh.
    in every form of drama artist try to enetertain people.
    thats called hasyaras or comedy.
    the purpose of that is to bring smile on people face.
    when any new film comes if people like any comedy dilaogue they repeat when they are in routine life and enjoy.
    people like to enjoy laloos talking style.
    Rahul gandhi knowing or unknowingly entertain people.

    there is nothing wrong with dialogue. only thingruling congress people feel themselves in embarraced situvation.
    we should take the comedy as comedy only.

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  • santhu biruve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    suspension is not at all justified...election committee should take action against RG for insulting Basavanna's vachana by not pronouncing it properly..

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  • jr, MANGALORE

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    I DOUBT THE WHETHER THE STATE IS UNDER EMERGENCY WHERE NO BODY HAS THE RIGHT TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC THE WORDINGS OF GREAT SCHOLARS LIKE BASAVSANNA ARE UNNECASSARILY RELATED TO SOMEONE ELSE AND SUSPENDING A ARTIST AT THE BEHEST OF POLITICAL PARTY IN THE NAME OF POLL CODE VIOLATION IS NOTHING BUT STUPIDITY. HOWEVER, WE HAVE TO TOLERATE FOR ANOTHER TWO MONTHS WITH THIS SORTS.
    IS THERE ANY PROVISION TO SUSPEND UNLESS THERE IS A COMPLAINT FROM ANYBODY.
    ELECTION COMMISSION CAN KEEP WATCH ON SUCH ISSUES BUT UNLESS THERE IS A COMPLAINT IT WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO ACT SO HARSH AT THE BEHEST OF RULING PARTY TANTAMOUNTS CORRUPTION AT THE LEVEL OF ELECTION COMMISSION.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Anyone violate the poll code need to be punished.

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  • PEDDA GUNDA, MANGALURU

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Whatever ! please dont polorise the GANDU KALE yakshagana, which RAM, RAHIM,D`SOUZA likes it from childhood no politics please !!

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    I think we should leave Yakshagana as it is because I have seen plays where all types of issues are brought out in a humorous way...BTW Rahul Gandhis dialogue was indeed very funny.

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  • Indian, Mlore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Where are all the congress supporting readers now ?? they were blaming till yesterday that its supporting BJP.... now when action is taken for taking a dialogue from his speech these supporters wont talk anything..... if it was against congress by this time this article would have 50 comments against EC & BJP....
    However, its not fair to consider such dialogues in plays/yakshagana as a voilation of the code of conduct ....

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    What nonsense is this??

    If the date is 20th and if somebody says ' Inni Irvaa' will that official be suspended?

    Stupidity too should have limits.

    Like if you don't know anything ,it's better to keep your mouth shut than open it and prove.

    Visweswar..Viswa rayaa..Ayaa..Viswarayaaa...has it been patented? or so for that matter Ivanarvaa and all that stuff?

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  • Indian, Mlore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    completely agree

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  • santhu biruve, Mumbai/Uudupi

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Agree.

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Yakshagana - it has its own tradition / respect.. don’t spoil the beautiful tradition of yakshagana by doing such a kind of ridiculing act. , on any like religion, cast, human etc…

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Yakshagana has always brought current issues to the act from ages. No art is perfect if we can not connect to it.
    I really liked ivanarva, ivanarva, ivanarva.... ivanmav , ivanmav, ivanmav!!

    Shri Rahul Gandhiji should be himself. He shouldn't portray some other characters and be laughed at.

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Who said art is not perfect or it is perfect…!!! Forget art no human are perfect in this world ..
    but there is a many proper way to do the correction of issue, not like by doing ridicules act.., that to be in yakshagana…

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  • SB, Mlore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    This time Dongis will support EC.

    Their Trust on EC & Judiciary is situation based.

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    --yakshagana artists make fun of our blind customs often.. but we don’t get hurt. We will always wish that Yakshagana lives for ever.

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  • Arun, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    It looked like some light-hearted humour. Suspending the artist was a bit too much, in my opinion. He could have been given a warning.
    But, not sure if it's just my observation, Yakshagana seems to have lost the subtlety it had in the past. Some of the humour nowadays is so crass that it's difficult to watch.

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  • Anil Wilson Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    I agree with your point. I saw in one of the bale thelipale - 5 reality show one of the team was praising Modi. by doing this the TV will loose their subscribers.

    Politics should be out of all reality showes, Dramas, Natakas Yakshgana. Bcz all this reality shows are mode of entertainment and not a place to promote the politics.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Vote Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega ...

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  • Prasanna, Bajpe/Mangalore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    If Church priest openly support congress then it is his freedom of speech......


    Yakshagana Artiste not???

    height of slavisam

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  • Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Prasanna ,

    According you Church priest openly support Congress is wrong.....Fine..
    What about CM Yogi......??????? He was MP for many years...Now he is CM.....

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  • John Castelino, KUWAIT

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Please note a priest does not raise political reference during mass. Hence comments by reader are out of place.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Hello it is Basavanna Vachana... And not pappu vachana...

    If someone chants ivanarva ivanarva... Then it congress vachana..

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  • Abdul Rafiq, Uchila / Udupi

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    Those who mocked Rahul Gandhi and calling him in bad name should be punished severely.
    Yakshagana, Nataka or comedy skit artists has to be away from the politics while they are showing their play or talent to the public. There are many Modi bhakths participating in Tulu reality show and praising Modi even they are comparing Modi to a Hindu god. Some times we feel that, comedy show is organized for Modi's campaign. Then why should everybody watch this show? Are they thinking all Tuluvas are Modi bakths or belongs to BJP???

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  • avani, mlore

    Wed, Apr 04 2018

    I oppose the suspension of the artist. Have they stopped rallies. Act of suspension is height of stupidity.

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  • praveen, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 03 2018

    Are the sentiments not hurting here?

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Apr 03 2018

    Specially this Yakshagana troop always make fun of muslim in their play.
    Check in youtube . Should be known as Yekshi gana .

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