The new reserve, which has hilly terrains, rich biodiversity and undisturbed areas in Palar and MM Hills, will spread across 1,000 sqkm.
The anticipated third wave of the pandemic and the government guidelines have cast a gloom on the Gowri festival.
Siddaraju recalled that the only CM who thumbed his nose at the jinx was Siddaramaiah, visiting Chamarajanagar nine times.
As a testimony to the popular belief, many CMs in the past like D Devaraj Urs, R Gundu Rao, Ramakrishna Hegde, S R Bommai, Veerendra Patil and Siddaramaiah had lost power after visiting the town.
Rs 2L too less for oxygen tragedy victims
KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Thursday raised the Chamarajanagar hospital tragedy to pin down the government.
The KPCC chief said that Yediyurappa, based on an intelligence report that people's outrage could lead to tension and revolt, had skipped visiting Chamarajanagar.
Meanwhile, KPCC working president R Druvanarayana has urged the government to shift the camp office to Chamarajanagar.
Panchayat member Guruprasad said the recent rain has further added to the misery of villagers infected with Covid.
In the latest incident, four members of a family hanged themselves at H Mookahalli in Chamarajanagar on Wednesday.
A total of 24 patients died on May 2 and 3 in Chamarajanagar district hospital due to shortage of oxygen.
Kumar said they have decided to step up RAT and RT-PCR tests to contain the spread of the virus.
The highest consumption is in Bengaluru Urban at about 296 MT on May 6 and May 9 each, followed by Mysuru with usage of about 49 MT on May 9.
He criticised Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and BJP National General Secretary CT Ravi for their comments on the high court's intervention in pandemic affairs.
The second aspect of the report is on the government taking a decision on fixing responsibility on individual officers for their lapses.