'JD(S) has decided to field me from Hassan constituency': Deve Gowda's daughter-in-law

Published on Jan 25, 2023 01:11 PM IST

JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda's daughter-in-law Bhavani Revanna has claimed that party leaders have decided to field her as its candidate for Hassan assembly constituency in the upcoming Karnataka polls.

Bhavani Revanna, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat member, is the wife of Kumaraswamy's elder brother and former Minister H D Revanna.
Bhavani Revanna, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat member, is the wife of Kumaraswamy's elder brother and former Minister H D Revanna.
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda's daughter-in-law Bhavani Revanna has claimed that party leaders have decided to field her as its candidate for Hassan assembly constituency in the upcoming Karnataka polls. However, her brother-in-law and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said, an appropriate decision will be taken by the party in this regard, keeping in mind the organisation and the message that needs to be sent out to people ahead of polls due by May.

Bhavani Revanna, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat member, is the wife of Kumaraswamy's elder brother and former Minister H D Revanna. "Last time Hassan taluk was the only taluk that had gone to BJP (from Hassan district), so several works and projects are pending there. In 90 days from now, the election process will be over. So discussions have happened and a decision has been taken to make me the JD(S) candidate from Hassan," Bhavani Revanna said.

Addressing a meeting of party workers here on Monday, she said, her name will be officially declared soon. "If I'm aware of the people and the villages in the constituency, it will be good for me to work in the days to come, so I'm travelling. I also seek the blessings of the god," she added.

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JD(S), which has already announced a list of 93 candidates for the assembly polls, is yet to finalise one for Hassan constituency. Reacting to Bhavani's claim, Kumaraswamy speaking to reporters said, "She has a desire to contest. Is it wrong to have a desire? Every one has the right to contest elections in our system, but keeping in mind a message that needs to be sent out to people and the organisation, an appropriate decision will be taken in the party."

Other aspirants from JD(S) for the seat include, H P Swaroop, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat vice-president and son of former MLA late H S Prakash. He has been visiting villages along with his supporters. Stating that he is trying to get a ticket from JD(S), Swaroop said, "there seems to be confusion among people and workers following this announcement by Bhavani Revanna, but I'm saying let the ticket be officially declared...."

He also said that he has high regards for Deve Gowda and Revanna, and there is no question of him looking at an option of going to another party. Some political observers are of the opinion that the perception about JD(S) being too family centric is one of its major drawbacks. Eight members of Gowda's immediate family are into active politics.

Gowda, who is the JD(S) supremo, is also Member of Rajya Sabha from Karnataka, while his son Kumaraswamy is a former CM and MLA from Channapatna. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha is MLA from Ramanagara segment, and his son Nikhil, who is the JD(S) youth wing president, had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Mandya.

The party supremo's elder son H D Revanna is a former Minister and MLA from Holenarsipura, his wife Bhavani Revanna was a member of the Hassan Zilla Panchayat, and their sons Prajwal and Suraj are MP from Hassan and a MLC respectively. The Gowda family has its representation in all the four major houses of public representatives - Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council.

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