BJP leader Advani wears the colourful Kodava dress
After holidaying for five days, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani left Kodagu in Karnataka on Sunday.
Mr Advani, accompanied by his family members was staying at the Orange County resort near Siddapur.
Though most of the time, the Advanis were confined to the resort due to security reasons, the BJP strongman turned a Kodava (Coorg) for a while by donning the colourful Kodava traditional dress. He was helped out in wearing the Kodava attire by an acquaintance who was with him in Bangalore Central Jail during the Emergency in 1975.
Ms. Kamala Advani, wife of Mr Advani, too wore her sari in Kodava style. Many who saw her photo splashed in newspapers, felt that those who helped her to wear the sari should have briefed her properly on Kodava attire. Normally, Kodava style sari is worn with half sleeve or full-sleeved blouse.