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Bengaluru: HDK opposes ticket for Bhavani Revanna from Hassan

H.D. Kumaraswamy
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Bengaluru: It was former Prime Minister H. D. Devegowda who introduced family politics officially to Karnataka politics. He used the political instability, and uncertainties within the previous Janata Dal and later Janata Dal (Secular) to justify his decision to bring his children and family members to the party and give them important party positions and government posts. However, now his strategy is boomeranging him.

Bhavani Revanna, wife of his elder son H. D. Revanna, a former Minister and MLA of family turf Holenarasipur is considered politically ambitious. However, former CM H. D. Kumaraswamy and his family reportedly did not favour accommodating her in the party organisation and allowed her to enter Vidhana Soudha. This triggered a massive rift in the family.

“Earlier, Bhavani had got a chance to become Hassan Zilla Panchayat president. However, HDK didn’t allow this by influencing the government to change the reservation for the post. She ended up as the head of a standing committee,” explained a JD (S) leader to NewsKarnataka.

“In the 2013 State Assembly election, Bhavani wanted to contest from the KR Nagar constituency. But HDK opposed it. Now, she unilaterally announced her candidature from the Hassan constituency fearing such an effort by HDK and his family. However, HDK is not in a mood to allow her to contest from the constituency,” he added.

“Former Prime Minister Devegowda is now helpless in the family war. That is the irony,” he added.

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