Hassan, May 24: Following severe drubbing Janata Dal (S) received in the Lok Sabha elections that led to its national president H D Deve Gowda lose from Tumakuru and the party winning a loan seat, the newly elected Lok Sabha member, Prajwal Revanna today said that he was ready to vacate his Hassan seat in favour of his grandfather.
Speaking to newsmen here on Friday, 28-year-old son of H D Revanna, Minister for Public Works, said that he has decided to resign to the Lok Sabha and make way for his grandfather.
In his maiden election, Prajwal managed to defeat former Congress Minister A. Manju, who joined the BJP only to become the party's candidate in the Lok Sabha polls, by a margin of 1.42 lakh votes.
In the pervious Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Deve Gowda won from the constituency by a margin of 1 lakh votes against Mr. Manju, who had contested on a Congress ticket then. Mr. Deve Gowda chose to contest from Tumakuru, after giving up Hassan, from where he had won five times, for his grandson.
When the Congress and JD(S) decided to face the Lok Sabha elections together, a section of Congress leaders opposed the idea. However, Mr. Revanna, who is also minister in-charge of the district, won over the Congress leaders. He met several senior Congress leaders, with whom he had hardly shared a dais in the recent years and requested them to work for his son’s victory in the election.
Am ready to resign to make way for my grandpa, says the only JDS MP