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Hassan: Two Gowda scions rob their families’ legendary political wrestle into third generation

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The young scions of two successfully-identified Gowda families in Hassan district are taking their legendary political fight into the third generation.

Within the Eighties and 1990s, HD Deve Gowdathe outdated PM, and G Puttaswamy Gowdaa outdated minister, dominated the district politics.

While the ex-PM used to be a predominant chief of the Janata Get together and later Janta Dal and now JDS, Gowda had been the local Congress face.

Each and each sported white dhoti and white shirts and had been deeply engaged in Hassan district politics. Each and each loved the backing of Vokkaligas, the 2nd largest community in Karnataka. Each and each fought for the assembly seat of Holenarasipur earlier than extending their fight within the Hassan Lok Sabha seat.

Decrease to 2024, their grandsons are flexing their muscle groups. While Ex-PM’s grandson Prajwal Revanna (33), the sitting MP, is contesting as NDA candidate, Gowda’s grandson Shreyas Patel (31) is the Congress birthday celebration’s nominee.

The two veterans Gowdas first confronted off against each and each various within the Holenarasipur assembly seat in 1985. The ex-PM fought on a Janata Get together mark and acquired against Gowda, contesting as an self enough. The ex-PM, however, misplaced against Gowda within the 1989 assembly and 1999 Lok Sabha polls.

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HD Revanna, son of Deve Gowda, however, has been retaining real in Holenarasipur, successful election after election, first against Puttaswamy Gowda and in later years against his daughter-in-law SG Anupama. In Would possibly presumably well merely 2023 assembly polls, Patel, as Congress candidate, misplaced to Revanna by 3000-though-provoking votes.

Right here is, genuinely, the 2nd LS election for Prajwal after Deve Gowda handed on the seat to him after successful it 5 times. In 2019, Revanna Jr acquired against BJP’s A Manju. With Manju switching to JDS later and successful the Arkalgud assembly seat, final year, he is now at Prajwal’s aspect. The Congress is pinning hopes on Patel, who will doubtless be a outdated member of Hassan Zilla Panchayat.

There used to be a mountainous exchange in Hassan’s political panorama since 2019. Abet then, Revanna Jr used to be the JDS-Congress coalition candidate, and the BJP used to be his rival. Nonetheless now, he is combating the Congress after the JDS tied up with the BJP in September final year. The JDS embraced the BJP after it suffered its most humiliating defeat of the final twenty years in final year’s assembly polls.

While the JDS candidate is hopeful of successful the archaic votes of the birthday celebration besides these of the skilled-Modi voters, the Congress candidate is making a bet on the birthday celebration’s committed votes as well to those of BJP voters who are not at ease with the alliance with the regional birthday celebration.


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