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It’s Nikhil from Mandya, says HDK Cong caught on wrong foot

The stage is set for the political debut of Nikhil Gowda, acor-son of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. The JD(S) leadership, the father-son duo of H D Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy, on Sunday made it clear that Nikhil would contest from Mandya in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.


The party’s decision may upset the plan of Sumalatha, wife of late actor-politician Ambareesh, who had aspired to contest from Mandya on a Congress ticket. Nikhil’s candidature will mark the entry of Gowda’s second grandson into electoral politics, as the JD(S) patriarch said in Mangaluru on Sunday that Prajwal Revanna will contest from Hassan.

Defending ‘dynastic politics’, Kumaraswamy said in Shivamogga that there is nothing wrong if politicians’ children enter politics just the way the children of IAS officers follow in their parents’ footsteps. He said Nikhil had expressed his willingness to contest from Mandya, which “will be left to a JD(S) candidate”.  

Though Congress and JD(S) have decided to fight the parliamentary polls together, they are yet to finalise a seat-sharing arrangement. 

“Some MLAs of Mandya district, considering my achievements, opine that the district will be well developed if someone from my family is fielded in the constituency.“The candidate will be from the JD(S). If Nikhil wants to contest from Mandya, he will not run away to Mysuru. Ours is a family of fighters. We don’t back off. Our family knows the pulse of the people of Mandya,” Kumaraswamy told mediapersons in Shivamogga.

In Mangaluru, in a weak defence, Deve Gowda said he had tried to dissuade his grandsons from entering politics but Prajwal (son of his another son Revanna) started actively working in Hassan.“Now, Nikhil has also started showing keen interest in politics and people urge him to contest from Mandya. He shouldn’t feel that I am promoting only Prajwal, so I have given my consent to him as well,” he said.

Gowda said Mandya and Hassan were JD(S) bastions. He was replying to a question about Sumalatha too being an aspirant. “It is not that I am promoting family politics. Everyone knows that we are not traditionally a political family but an agrarian one.” Asked about he contesting parliamentary elections, he said that it was not important. He had been a parliamentarian for 27 years and had been a Prime Minister too.

“The ultimate goal is stopping BJP from gaining strength in the state. BJP has no big presence in South India and it is important to stop them from gaining ground,” he said.