Following the remark, state chief HD Kumaraswamy is said to have offered his resignation from the party’s state chief post

JDS family feud Devegowda says Prajwal will apologise to HDK for his suitcase remark
news Politics Monday, July 10, 2017 - 20:30

In an attempt to prevent further fissures within the first family of the party ahead of the 2018 assembly elections, former Prime Minister and JD (S) patriarch HD Devegowda on Sunday said that his grandson Prajwal Revanna will apologise to his son and former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy.

Prajwal Revanna, son of HD Revanna (brother of Kumaraswamy and an ex minister) on Friday had claimed that the party was plagued with “suitcase culture” suggesting that wealthy leaders get an unfair advantage of getting to choose their seats while contesting elections.

“I told him I would be writing a letter. He said I could issue a notice, if I desired. I advised him to reply to the letter and tender an unconditional apology. I have asked him to meet Kumaraswamy and apologise for the comment,” the former PM said.

“I told Prajwal that he had lost credibility as a promising youth leader. He was responsible for the present situation. He has been going around with some of his friends, who posted these comments on social media. I cannot tolerate indiscipline in the party,” he added.

The “suitcase culture” remark was made after Prajwal had apparently lost out on getting a party ticket from Hunsur, to senior leader AH Vishwanath, who had joined JD(S) a month ago leaving the Congress. However, there has been no formal announcement from the party.

Following his remark, state chief HD Kumaraswamy is said to have offered his resignation from the party’s state chief post citing such comments will only give fuel to party rebels and demoralise the party cadre.

However, trying to defuse the situation, Prajwal’s father, HD Revanna, on Saturday had said that Prajwal is “young” and only the party chief will decide on who will contest the elections.

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