Amid the controversy over the alleged obscene video case linked to Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said that if anyone is involved in any wrongdoing they will have to face punishment according to the provisions in the law.
Addressing a press conference in Shivamogga, HD Kumaraswamy questioned the timings of the release of the alleged videos.
“Three days ago who released it and why it was released now, why it wasn’t released before? why the old issue has been released at the time of the elections? I won’t about it at present, SIT has been formed, let the truth come out and punishment has to be borne by those who committed mistakes, as per the law of the land those who commit mistakes will have to face it,” Kumaraswamy said.
He further said that the incident will not have much impact on the results of the Lok Sabha elections. Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of HD Deve Gowda is contesting Lok Sabha from Hassan.
“As far as election in Hassan election is concerned, we have first-hand information that our candidate will win. Everybody is saying that. SIT has been formed in the matter, let the truth come out, and it will not have any effect on the election results. Also, I want to ask Congress leaders why bringing family names into it and talk about that particular person. It is not a family issue. Why bring Kumaraswamy and Deve Gowda’s names into it? There is no question of owning his mistake SIT has been formed and let the truth come out,” he said.
When asked on the reports about Prajwal Revanna fleeing the country, HD Kumaraswamy said, “Will he ask me and go every day? Let govt take the decision to bring him back, we didn’t know anything about it before, they’re living separately, I would have stopped everything if I had been aware of it, it’s a personal individual issue, I can’t check his moment every day. How can I check his moments every day?”
“It’s an issue of Revanna’s family, we have nothing to do with it, they are four living separately, if somebody had brought this issue, it would have been solved then itself,” he added.
Earlier today, Janata Dal (Secular) MLA Sharana Gowda Kandakur wrote to party president HD Deve Gowda demanding the expulsion of Prajwal Revanna from the party over the alleged obscene video case. Kandakur said that the expulsion of HD Deve Gowda’s grandson will save the party from further embarrassment.
Another JDs MLA Samruddhi Manjunath also raised questions on the issue saying it had become an embarrassment for party workers.
“Not only are ordinary workers of the party embarrassed in the state, but even mentioning the name of the party has become embarrassing. As a first-time MLA, I am not being able to answer the questions asked by the media. It is high time that honorable President H.D. Deve Gowda should take an appropriate decision” he posted on X.
Prajwal Revanna is seeking a fresh term in the Lower House from Hassan as a candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and is pitted against Congress’ Shreyas Patel.
The Karnataka government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged obscene video case against MP Revanna. The SIT headed by IPS officer Vijay Kumar Singh, and includes DG CID Suman D Pennekar and IPS officer Seema Latkar have started the investigation into the case. (ANI)