Kin of politicians win some, lose some

Kin of politicians win some, lose some
The kin of several prominent politicians who had jumped into the fray have emerged victorious in the panchayat polls. However, some among them have also burnt their fingers, having faced humiliating defeats.

While kin of ministers A Manju, H Anjaneya, Manohar Tahsildar have tasted victory, relatives of prominent Congress leaders, including Labour Minister P T Parameshwar Naik, former chief minister Dharam Singh, MLA Malikayya Guttedar and former minister C M Ibrahim have lost the electoral battle.

A distant relative of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah too is one among the losers in Mysuru. While the victory of K E Kanthesh, son of Leader of the Opposition in the Council K S Eshwarappa, has cheered the BJP camp, the JD(S) has continued its dynasty politics with the party supremo H D Deve Gowda’s daughter-in-law Bhavani Revanna winning in Holenarsipur, Hassan.

The over enthusiasm to enter the fray is being attributed to the recently amended Panchayat Raj Act, which gives the presidents of zilla panchayats the minister of state rank. Following is the list of victors and losers.

Victors

Congress

 Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa’s brother Kagodu Annappa, Avinahalli, Sagar, Shivamogga
 Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya’s daughter-in-law B Savitha Raghu, Thalya ZP, Holalkere, Chitradurga
 Animal Husbandry Minister A Manju’s son Manthar Gowda, Ramanathapur ZP, Arkalgud, Hassan
 Madhugiri MLA K N Rajanna’s wife Shanthala Rajanna, Midigeshi, Madhugiri, Tumakuru
 Channapatna MLA C P Yogeshwar’s brother C P Rajesh, Malur ZP, Channapatna, Ramanagar
 Excise Minister Manohar Tahsildar’s son Raghavendra M T, Hirur, Hanagal, Haveri
 Former MP H Vishwanath’s son Amith Devarahatti, Bherya, KR Nagar, Mysuru
 Hunsur MLA H P Manjunath’s sister-in-law Pushpa Amarnath, Bannikuppe, Hunsur, Mysuru

BJP

KGF MLA Y Ramakka’s granddaughter Ashwini S, Parandahalli ZP, Bangarpet, Kolar
Former Governor B Rachaiah’s second son R Balaraju, Chandakavadi, Chamarajanagar
BJP leader K S Eshwarappa’s son K E Kanthesh, Holalur, Shivamogga
Aurad MLA Prabhu Chavan’s brother Maruti B Chavan, Dabaka, Aurad, Bidar
Hukkeri MLA Umesh Katti’s son Nikhil Katti, Ammanagi, Hukkeri, Belagavi
Umesh Katti’s nephew Kusha Ramesh Katti, Nagaramunnoli, Chikodi, Belagavi

JD(S)

JD(S) MLA H D Revanna’s wife Bhavani Revanna, Halekote ZP, Holenarsipur, Hassan
Hassan MLA H S Prakash’s son Swaroop H P, Kandali, Hassan
Shravanabelagola MLA C N Balakrishna’s brother C N Puttaswamy Gowda, D Kalenahalli, Channarayanapatna, Hassan
H D Kote MLA Chikkamadu’s son Anilkumar C, Hanagodu, Hunsur, Mysuru
K R Nagar MLA Sa Ra Mahesh’s brother S R Nandish, Mirle, K R Nagar, Mysuru
H C Mahadevappa’s niece Mangalamma, Sosale, T Narsipur, Mysuru

Losers

Congress

Labour Minister P T Parameshwar Naik’s son P T Bharath, Kanchi-kere, Harapanahalli, Davangere
CM Siddaramaiah’s brother’s kin M Kenchappa, Beerihundi, Mallahalli, Mysuru
Afzalpur MLA Malikayya Guttedar’s brother Nitin Venkayya Guttedar, Mashala, Afzalpur, Kalaburagi
Dharam Singh nephew Sanjay Singh, Khanadal, Kalaburagi
Congress MP K H Muniyappa’s daughter Roopa Sridhar, Parandahalli ZP in Bangarpet, Kolar
Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board C M Ibrahim’s brother C M Sadiq, Singanamane, Bhadravathi, Shivamogga
Raja Roopkumar Naik, son of Surapur MLA Venkatappa Naik’s brother former MP Raja Rangappa Naik, Khanapur S H, Yadgir

BJP

Yelahanka MLA S R Vishwanath’s wife Vanishree Vishwanath, Singanayakanahalli, Bengaluru North

JD(S)

Shivamogga Rural MLA Sharada Puryanaik’s son Deepak Puryanaik, Anaveri, Bhadravathi, Shivamogga
Chamundeshwari MLA G T Deve Gowda’s wife Lalitha Deve Gowda, Bilikere, Hunsur, Mysuru
Shravanabelagola MLA C N Balakrishna’s wife Kusuma, Bagur, Channarayanapatna, Hassan
Kunigal MLA D Nagarajaiah’s niece Vishala Doddashanaiah, Kothagere; son, Dr Ravi B N, Huliyurudurga in Kunigal, Tumakuru

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