Prajwal files papers in a show of familial, coalition solidarity

In a show of unity within the family and among coalition partners, Prajwal Revanna filed his nomination papers as the JD(S) candidate for Hassan Lok Sabha seat accompanied by close family members, including his uncle and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, and leaders of the Congress, here on Friday.

He was also accompanied by his father and Public Works Minister, H.D. Revanna, mother, Bhavani Revanna, grandfather and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, senior Congress leaders such as former Minister B. Shivaram, MLC and parliamentary secretary to Chief Minister M.A. Gopalaswamy, and Hassan District Congress Committee president Javagal Manjunath when he filed the nomination papers (two sets).

A group of Congress workers, carrying party flags, walked from the party office on B.M. Road to join JD(S) workers in a procession.

Mr. Deve Gowda, addressing the workers, said workers of the Congress and the JD(S) made the occasion memorable. “For last 10 years, we fought against each other, but now we have joined hands to keep a communal party out of power,” he said.

Ahead of filing the papers, the candidate visited five temples along with his parents. At all these temples, the copies of nomination papers were placed in the sanctum sanctorum during special prayers. It is said that copies of the nomination papers to be submitted by Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who is contesting from Mandya, were also placed in all the temples during the prayers.

When Mr. Prajwal Revanna reached N.R. Circle in Hassan town, party workers welcomed him by offering a garland of apples, weighing about 300 kg, carried by a crane.

Assets and liabilities

Mr. Prajwal Revanna, 28, owns properties worth over ₹10.11 crore, according to the affidavit of assets and liabilities he filed along with the nomination papers, here on Friday. Interestingly, his assets include 18 cows and two bullocks. He does not own a car and the vehicle registered in his name is a tractor.

Mr. Prajwal Revanna, who has identified as a partner in Channambika Convention Hall, has movable assets worth ₹1.64 crore. The assets include cash of ₹15.58 lakh, investments of ₹91.1 lakh and loans paid to grandmother Chennamma (₹23 lakh) and brother Suraj (₹37.2 lakh).

He owns agricultural land at Bavikere in Nelamangala taluk, Paduvalahippe and Maragondanahalli in Holenarsipur taluk, and at Gowripura in Hassan taluk.

There is no house in his name.

The liabilities — ₹ 3.72 crore — include personal loans taken from family members, including his father (₹1.26 crore), and mother (₹43.75 lakh).


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