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PM Modi Wishes Deve Gowda on 92nd Birthday, Honors His National Service


Former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda on Saturday turned 92 and was wished by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion.


The development assumes significance as rumours were spread that the BJP national leadership is maintaining distance from Gowda family after the alleged sex video scandal involving its members surfaced.

Prime Minister Modi posted on his X handle, “Best wishes to H.D. Deve Gowda Ji on his birthday. He is respected across the political spectrum for his service to the nation. His passion for agriculture and rural development is remarkable. Praying for his long and healthy life.”

Deve Gowda offered special prayers at Lakshmi Venkateshwara Temple in J.P. Nagar locality of Bengaluru in the morning.

He participated in the special worship and various rituals.

Deve Gowda had on Thursday announced the cancellation of his birthday celebrations.

In a statement addressed to his fans and party workers, Deve Gowda said, “Due to various reasons, I am not celebrating my birthday. Against this backdrop, I urge all of you to convey your wishes from wherever you are.”

According to sources, Deve Gowda is not in the mood to celebrate his birthday given the events surrounding his grandson Prajwal Revanna, a Hassan Lok Sabha candidate and JD(S) MP who is currently on the run as the main suspect in an alleged sex video scandal.

Deve Gowda declared that legal action would be taken against Prajwal Revanna.

JD(S) MLA H. D. Revanna, the son of Deve Gowda, was recently released on conditional bail after being imprisoned in connection with a kidnapping case involving a victim of his son’s alleged sex scandal.

Party workers were also asked by the JD(S) not to celebrate H.D. Revanna’s release.

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