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JDS lawmaker demands suspension of Deve Gowda's grandson over sex scandal
Sex Scandal
In frame: Prajwal Revanna | Photo courtesy: X/@iPrajwalRevanna

JDS lawmaker demands suspension of Deve Gowda's grandson over sex scandal

| @indiablooms | 29 Apr 2024, 02:32 pm

Bengaluru/IBNS: Janata Dal (Secular) lawmaker Sharangouda Kandkur has demanded the suspension of party leader Prajwal Revanna, who also happens to be the grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, over a sex scandal, media reports said.

The controversy erupted in Karnataka after videos showing Revanna allegedly sexually assaulting several women went viral on social media.

It went viral a day after Hassan constituency went to polls in the Lok Sabha contest.

Kandkur told Deve Gowda- the JDS patriarch- that the party has been left with embarrassment and also damaged its reputation.

Meanwhile, Revanna left India for Germany on Saturday morning, after the videos went viral.

Though JDS has kept mum on the row, Deve Gowda's son and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy hinted that Revanna won't be spared if found guilty.

Kumaraswamy also clarified the party has nothing to do with Revanna leaving India.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has formed a special team to probe into the case.

The alleged scandal came to light after a woman filed a complaint against Revanna over sexual assault. She accused the JDS leader of sexually abusing her on several occasions between 2019 and 2022.

The country's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in an alliance with JDS in the Lok Sabha polls, has distanced from the row.

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