Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) chief HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday broke down in tears at an event while announcing his grandson Prajwal Revanna’s candidature. He said he was hurt by the allegations of dynasty politics against him.
Veteran leader Gowda got emotional over the growing criticism f his family's alleged nepotism in politics with JD(S) fielding both his grandsons Nikil Kumaraswamy and Prajwal Revanna from party bastions of Mandya and Hassan respectively for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
"...so many allegations, from the morning in the media (they talk about) Deve Gowda, Revanna, Kumaraswamy and their sons," Gowda said at an event in Hassan. However, while hitting out at Deve Gowda over getting emotional at a public event, BJP called the episode a "drama".
Gowda continued further and got emotional while announcing his grandson Prajwal Revvana from Hassan. "With your blessings&blessings of Channakeshava God, I've chosen Prajwal Revanna from Hassan," HD Deve Gowda said.
#WATCH Former PM&JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda gets emotional as he announces that his grandson Prajwal Revanna will be JD(S) candidate from Hassan constituency; says, "With your blessings&blessings of Channakeshava God, I've chosen Prajwal Revanna from Hassan." #Karnataka (13.03) pic.twitter.com/gCE0ZN1yK2— ANI (@ANI) March 14, 2019
Son of Gowda's elder son and PWD Minister HD Revanna, Prajwal is Congress-JDS coalition's candidate from Hassan.
“I have given priority to all. We made Lingayat leader MLC in Sakleshpur. But the allegation is that I'm only providing seats to my sons & grandsons. I will work until my body has strength. I don't waste my time,” JD(S) veteran added.
Supporters gathered at the event after seeing Gowda wiping tears and speaking in a heavy voice and requested him to calm down.