JD(S) rally turns sob opera

JD(S) rally turns sob opera

Gowda announces Prajwal's candidature for Hassan; Nikhil for Mandya

JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda, Prajwal and Bhavani Revanna break into tears at a party rally at Holenarasipur, Hassan district, on Wednesday. dh photo

Holenarsipur (Hassan dist): JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda put an end to all speculations, by announcing Prajwal Revanna as the candidate for Hassan Lok Sabha constituency here on Wednesday.

Launching the election campaign at Moodalahippe village in the taluk, Deve Gowda said that the party would soon announce Nikhil Kumaraswamy as the Mandya Lok Sabha candidate. He appealed to the people to support the next generation politicians of his family, as they supported him unconditionally for the last six decades. “Please show the same love and affection towards Prajwal, who will enter the fray,” he said.

Recalling his six-decade journey, Gowda, who was in tears, said, the media has been targeting him and his family members, accusing them of family politics, even though he did not do injustice to any community or person during his political tenure.

Prajwal, who saw Gowda in tears, could not control his tears and started sobbing uncontrollably. Minister H D Revanna and his wife Bhavani Revanna too turned emotional.

Earlier, the family members performed a special puja at a temple with the B-form and launched the campaign in an open vehicle.

The party will announce Nikhil’s candidature from Mandya seat on Thursday, Gowda said. The party had decided on Nikhil after taking the opinions of the legislators in Mandya.