Days after JD(S) supremo Deve Gowda stated that Prajwal Revanna would contest the next Lok Sabha elections, his daughter-in-law Bhavani Revanna sprang a surprise by claiming that Prajwal will contest in this Assembly election.
Her statements ahead of JD(S) poll campaign that will begin from November 7 in Mysuru has taken many JD(S) leaders by surprise, it is reported. Quoting Bhavani Revanna, Suvarna News reported that Prajwal Revanna would indeed contest from this Assembly election. "Deve Gowda has given a green signal for Prajwal Revanna's candidature in this Assembly election," said Bhavani Revanna. She further said that Prajwal had been sought out in both Belur and Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituencies as he has worked hard in these two constituencies. "However, party supremo Deve Gowda and party State president HD Kumaraswamy will decide from where he will contest. It's always their take," said Bhavani Revanna.
It is no secret that Prajwal had been aspiring to make his political debut. He had recently stated that he was ready to contest from the Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituency if the party agreed. However, Prajwal of late has earned the party supremo's wrath for his 'emotional outbursts' that gave an impression that all was not well in the party. It may be recalled here that Prajwal had openly commented on the 'suitcase culture' prevailing in the party. His latest comment that he was the victim of 'bucket politics' in the party had caused a lot of embarrassment to the party. It forced his grandfather Deve Gowda to rush in to do some damage control and threatened to take disciplinary action against Prajwal.
While this had temporarily managed to negate any differences in the party, Bhavani Revanna's statements have all the potential to stoke controversy. Adding to the confusion was party president HD Kumaraswamy's reaction to it. "If Deve Gowda has given green signal, he would know. Please ask him," was how Kumaraswamy wryly put it.