Though losing power after their party JDS was routed in the Karnataka assembly elections, the Gowda brothers HD Revanna and H D Kumaraswamy however managed to break the jinx that they would be defeated by women candidates, emerging victorious against their opponents from the fair sex.
Despite an astrological prediction that it was a woman who could bring about the defeat of a Gowda, former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy trounced his woman rival and Congress candidate Mamatha Nichhani, daughter of the former Chief Minister Ramkrishna Hegde.
Kumaraswamy won from the Ramanagara constituency defeating BJP candidate M Rudresh by 47,260 votes, leaving Mamatha trailing behind.
In Holenarsipur, HD Revanna, who was pitted against a woman candidate S G Anupama, the daughter-in-law of a bitter rival G Puttaswamy Gowda, won the seat by 27,606 votes.
The win of both Gowdas has put to rest an astrological prediction, which rang true in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls when senior Gowda, HD Devegowda bit the dust at the hands of a woman debutante, Tejaswani from Kanakapura.