JD(S) into suitcase politics: HDK’s nephew

Jul 8, 2017

MYSURU: Differences in JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda’s family over ticket allotment ahead of assembly polls surfaced on Thursday with Prajwal Revanna, son of former minister H D Revanna, questioning the move to deny him ticket from Hunsur segment in Mysuru district.

However, he said he would abide by the party’s decision. Prajwal, 21, said the party is promoting suitcase culture, in an oblique reference to elevation of the rich as against those who have worked at the grassroot level. Speaking at a meeting of JD(S) activists in Hunsur, Prajwal, who has been active in the region for six months, said: “I aspire to contest from Hunsur but will abide by the party’s decision”.
This is in contrast to Kumaraswamy’s assertion that the party will give tickets to only two members from the family. He has said Revanna will contest the polls besides him. Kumaraswamy is pitching for former MP Adagooru H Vishwanath from Hunsur, which has ruffled the feathers of Prajwal’s supporters. Vishwanath, who quit the Congress last month, joined the JD(S) on Tuesday.