Bengaluru: JD(S) youth leader and son of JD(S) leader H.D. Revanna, Prajwal Revanna who had recently left his party red-faced with his ‘suitcase culture’ statement, has now hinted at the prevalence of ‘bucket culture’ in the party. He has also indirectly expressed his desire to contest from Rajarajeshwarinagar (R.R. Nagar) constituency in Bengaluru.
Addressing a workers meeting in R.R. Nagar on Oct. 10, he said that his adversaries wanted to weaken his power, as they feared that he would put a stop to corrupt practices in the party.
“Some people, who are insecure about my political growth, feared that I would put a stop to the ‘bucket culture’ in the party. They know that I will not condone corruption or illegalities in the party. So they systematically went about weakening my power, and they succeeded in doing so,” he said. His entire speech which was captured on camera has now gone viral.
Prajwal was referring to the same speech that had got him in trouble on July 7 this year. “A huge controversy erupted after only a part of the speech was highlighted. I had not said anything against H.D. Deve Gowda or H.D. Kumaraswamy. They are the pillars of the party. But my adversaries wanted to taint my reputation, which I had built over a period of seven years,” he added.
Prajwal had made the controversial statement (about the prevalence of a suitcase culture) in Hunsur after he was denied ticket to contest from the constituency. The party has assured the ticket to A.H. Vishwanath.
Prajwal is keen on contesting the upcoming polls, despite stiff opposition from his grandfather and uncle, Kumaraswamy.
Meanwhile, Devegowda yesterday said that his party would intensify door-to-door campaigning, as there were indications that the Assembly polls would be advanced to January, 2018.
“As the SSLC exams will be held in March, there are indications that the election would be held in January itself.”He said that his party was all set to give a tough contest to both the BJP and the Congress, which will be launching massive campaigns next month. The JD(S), which as assured tickets to 33 sitting MLAs, yesterday guaranteed tickets to 40 other aspirants.