Bengaluru: Dismissing claims of his daughter-in-law Mrs Bhavani Revanna that her son, Prajwal Revanna, got the go-ahead to contest next year's elections to the Legislative Assembly, JD (S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda said on Wednesday denied having issued a green signal to his grandson.
He told the media after meeting party workers in Kanakapura Assembly constituency that no decision was taken with regard to the entry of his grandson into electoral politics though both Prajwal Revanna and his other grandson, Nikhil, would sooner or later foray into politics. "I cannot decide what they would like to be. I never thought that I would become the Prime Minister. People will decide about them. People will decide as to what they should become,'' he added.
Asked for his opinion on demonetisation, Mr Gowda said people would get a proper idea during elections to Gujarat Assembly next month. "People will know how much both the national parties would spend, and you would get a clear picture as to whether demonetisation was successful or not,'' he added.
Announcing the name of Mr D M Vishwanath as JD(S) candidate against energy minister Mr D K Shivakumar in Kanakapura Assembly constituency, a repeat of the electoral battle witnessed in 2013, Mr Gowda said some minor internal problems among JD(S) workers had been sorted out.The workers have promised to win the constituency for the party, he added.
Taking a dig at Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, for mocking at state JD (S) president H D Kumaraswamy, on his village stay and how he used to carry a makeshift bed and even commode during his duration of the programme, Mr Gowda asked the Chief Minister to visit homes where Mr Kumaraswamy spent the night, Mr Gowda said “He has started the election campaign from the Chief Minister's constituency. I am confident that people will give another mandate to the JD(S) in next year's elections,” he added.