HD Deve Gowda’s grandson to continue JD(S) legacy

Prajwal enters political fray among fanfare.

Hassan: It was an emotional moment for the family of Janata Dal(S) supremo and former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda as he formally made way for his grandson, Prajwal in Hassan constituency for the coming parliamentary poll here on Wednesday.

Family members turned teary eyed as Mr Gowda presented a garland and a shawl to his grandson at the Chennakeshava temple in Moodalahippe village of Holenarsipura, heralding the entry of the next generation of the clan into politics. Present on the occasion were Prajwal’s father, minister, H.D. Revanna, and mother, Bhavani, who is also a ZP member and scores of party workers.

Mr Prajwal later joined Mr Gowda in a symbolic launch of his campaign by riding with him in an open jeep around the village. Like his grandfather and father, Prajwal too began his campaign from the Chennakeshava temple where an aarti was performed to him while he faced east. To add to the auspicious mood, two transgenders visited his home in Holenarsipura town to perform an aarti to him and wish him success in the LS poll.

Speaking to reporters later, Mr Gowda said he would announce the candidature of his other grandson, Nikhil Kumaraswamy, for Mandya after holding discussions with the leaders concerned.

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