Lone JDS MP in Karnataka, Prajwal Revanna, says he will resign from Hassan for grandfather HD Deve Gowda


Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of JDS leader HD Deve Gowda, on Thursday was the only candidate from his party, who won in the Lok Sabha polls. He defeated BJP’s Manju A by more than 1.40 lakh votes. Deve Gowda had vacated his traditional Hassan seat for his grandson. However, with the JDS facing complete rout in Karnataka and even Deve Gowda losing from Tumakuru, Revanna has decided to vacate his seat for his grandfather.

HD Deve Gowda

A news flash by ANI said that Revanna wanted to ‘reinstate confidence of the JD(S) cadre, we have to fill the gap left by the defeat of HD Deve Gowda.’ “Therefore, I’ve decided to tender my resignation. I want him to be victorious once again from Hassan,” he was quoted as saying.

Deve Gowda lost to BJP’s Basavaraj by little over 14,000 votes. Out of 28 seats, the BJP won 25, while the Congress, the JDS and an independent candidate won one each.

The news of Revanna vacating his seat for his grandfather did not go down well with Twitterati as they termed it yet another example of dynastic politics in India.