Janata Dal (S) has announced its candidate for Mandya. Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Gowda makes entry into politics from Mandya.
Nikhil Gowda – Janata Dal (S) :
The 28 year old is seen as the heir to Kumaraswamy’s legacy. Sources say he is being pushed to contest elections because of his father’s deteriorating health.
The Janata Dal (S) party is demanding 12 seats out of 28 Lok Sabha seats in the State from its alliance Congress party.
“A few party leaders from Mandya have been pressing me to contest the LS Polls. As the Chief Minister’s son, I have some responsibilities. If the party leaders decide that I have to contest the elections, I have no choice” Nikhil said.
Nikhil’s candidature will mark the entry of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda’s second grandson into electoral politics, as the Janata Dal (S) supremo has already indicated that Prajwal Revanna is likely to be the party candidate from Hassan.
The assertion to claim Mandya came as Congress and JD(S) have decided to fight the parliamentary polls together but are yet to finalize a seat-sharing arrangement.
H.D.Kumaraswamy on Janata Dal (S) Seat from Mandya :
“Mandya candidate will be from JD(S), there is no question of our party going back. If Nikhil Kumaraswamy has to contest the election, we will not flee to Mysuru or any other place.If he contests, he will contest from Mandya,” he said, adding his family has grown in politics from struggle, and there was no question of going elsewhere fearing somebody.
Kumaraswamy’s comment comes days after Mrs. Sumalatha Ambareesh, wife of the late actor-turned-politician M H Ambareesh, expressed strong intentions to contest from Mandya on a Congress ticket.
Reaction of Sumanalatha Ambareesh on Janatal Dal (S) candidacy :
Mrs. Sumalatha said that she was still waiting for response from Congress to her willingness to contest from Mandya.
Addressing media she quoted that she was not interest in announcements by other political parties. “I am yet to hear anything officially from the Congress. I will not take any decisions until I hear from the party” she said.
Many citizens view Karnataka politics becoming political dynasty. At one time, Mulayam’s family had 7 law makers in Uttar Pradesh . Lalu Prasad had as many as 10 law makers in Bihar. Now it is Karnataka’s turn. Gowda’s Janata Dal (S) will have 7 members now.
To know more about Janata Dal (S) candidates in Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Read : https://www.bangalorean.com/politics/bengaluru-north-s-m-krishna-vs-deve-gowda/