Nikhil to contest LS polls from Mandya: Deve Gowda
   Date :16-Mar-2019





FORMER Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday announced the candidature of Nikhil, son of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, from the party bastion of Mandya Lok Sabha constituency.

“After consulting with all our legislators, our party chose Nikhil as JDS candidate from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency,” Gowda said at a party rally in Mandya, about 90 km from here. Kumaraswamy said that Nikhil was interested to serve the people of the constituency and added that party leaders would ensure his victory in the elections.

Countering BJP’s allegations that he was promoting his family by using his official position, Kumaraswamy said he was not working for monetary gains but for the people of the State. “Karnataka and people are my assets, not money. I am not keen on making monetary gains,” he said.