Hassan: Former minister, A Manju, who recently quit the Congress to join the BJP, on Wednesday claimed that Mr Prajwal Revanna fielded by the JD(S) in Hassan, had failed to declare his assets in full before the Election Commission of India (ECI) and demanded his disqualification.
He claimed that Mr Prajwal Revanna had made no mention of his part ownership of two companies. "Although he and his mother, Bhavani, own 25 per cent share in two companies the details have not been mentioned in the affidavit filed by Prajwal," he charged.
Mr Manju later met deputy commissioner, Akram Pasha, who is returning officer for the district, and lodged a complaint with him against Mr Prajwal. Speaking to reporters he warned that if the officials concerned failed to act on his complaint, he would approach the ECI and the courts to seek justice. Responding to his charges, Mr Prajwal's father H.D. Revanna recalled that Mr Manju had in the past alleged that his son was involved in land grabbing, but the court had quashed the case against him. "
Manju has a habit of complaining," he said dismissively.
Meanwhile, Mr Pasha approved the nominations of Mr Prajwal and Mr Manju for the constituency after a scrutiny of their papers on Wednesday. In other developments the Election Commission of India appointed IAS officer, Shasibhushan Kumar, as observer for Shravanabelagola, Holenarsipura, Arkalagudu and Sakleshpura in Hassan constituency and another IAS officer, Manjit Singh Brar, as observer for Arasikere, Kadur, Hassan and Belur in the constituency. Mr Shasibhushan Kumar can be contacted on 9480641038 and Mr Manjit Singh Brar on 9480632697 for reporting of any violations of poll code....