Hassan, Mar 13: The JD(S) has officially declared that Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of the former prime minister H D Deve Gowda will be the party candidate from the Hassan Lok Sabha seat in the April-18 General elections.
In an election rally, Gowda officially declared Prajwal, son of State Public Works Minister HD Revanna, as the party's candidate.
Mr Gowda, who is presently representing the Hassan Lok Sabha seat, had expressed his willingness to field Prajwal to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Hassan seat, earlier.
“I have brought many people into politics and supported them. But, I don't know why do they find fault with me for bringing my family members into politics,” Gowda said.
Prjajwal has been nurturing his grandfather’s constituency for quite some time now. Another Gowda grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of HD Kumaraswamy, is set to contest from Mandya in the Lok Sabha polls polls.
The name of Prajwal was doing rounds for the candidature for some time. He is likely to face rebel Congress leader and former minister A Manju.
I’ve brought many people into politics; now my grandson is Hassan JDS candidate: Deve Gowda