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Prajwal Revanna Age, Caste, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Hassan, Karnataka
Marital Status: Unmarrried
Age: 33 Years

Prajwal Revanna

Bio/Wiki
ProfessionPolitician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 10" (178 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Politics
Political PartyJanata Dal (Secular)
Janata Dal (Secular) Flag
Political Journey• Joined JD(S) in 2015
• Elected MP from Hassan in Karnataka in the 2019 general elections
• Appointed JD(S) state general secretary on 27 November 2019
• Disqualified as MP from Hassan by Karnataka High Court in 2023
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 August 1990 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 33 Years
BirthplaceHassan, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signLeo
SignaturePrajwal Revanna's signature
NationalityIndian
HometownHassan, Karnataka, India
College/UniversityBengaluru Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Educational QualificationBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) [1]MyNeta
ReligionHinduism [2]The Week
CasteVokkaliga

Note: Vokkaliga, categorised as OBC in Karnataka, is a group of closely-related castes hailing from the Indian state of Karnataka. [3]The Quint It is an influential caste like the Lingayats in Karnataka and forms 16 percent of the state’s population.
AddressHouse No. 43, Village Padavalahippe, Hole Narsipur taluka of Hassan district in Karnataka – 573211
Controversies Accusing JD(S) of Encouraging Suitcase Politics: In 2017, during a gathering of party members in Hunsur, located in Mysuru district, Prajwal alleged that JD (S) was engaged in "suitcase culture," where party members with money were given preference over grassroots workers when it came to distributing election tickets. He claimed that dedicated party members were seated in the back rows while those who brought money "in suitcases" were seated in the front rows. This occurred while Prajwal was actively involved in Hunsur and was considering running as a candidate in the 2018 assembly elections from that constituency but he was denied the ticket. H. D. Deve Gowda, feeling embarrassed by his grandson's remarks, downplayed them by suggesting that a few of Prajwal's supporters were misguiding him. However, the party issued a stern warning to Prajwal in response to his comments. [4]The Times of India

Booked For Seeking Votes In the Name of Caste: In 2019, officers from the flying squad of the Hassan filed an FIR against Prajwal at the Halli Mysore police station accusing him of seeking votes in the name of caste. This action was initiated following instructions from Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis, which came after Prajwal gave a speech in Doddakadanuru village in Karnataka on 7 April 2019. During his speech, the JD (S) candidate attempted to win over voters by mentioning the Veerashaiva (or Lingayatism) community. Sources said that Prajwal spoke highly of the contributions made by Veerashaiva community leaders from Belur taluk in Hassan while delivering a speech in Alagatta Village in Kadur Taluk. [5]Deccan Chronicle

Disqualification As MP From Hassan: On September 1, 2023, Prajwal Revanna was disqualified from his position as the Member of Parliament for Hassan by the Karnataka High Court. This decision was made due to irregularities found in his affidavit submitted for the 2019 general elections. The ruling came from a single bench judge K Natarajan. Additionally, the High Court instructed the Election Commission of India to take appropriate actions against Revanna in accordance with the Conduct of Election Process Rules. Back in September 2019, BJP politician A Manju, who had lost the Hassan seat to Prajwal in the 2019 elections, along with a Congress leader G Devarajegowda, had filed petitions against Prajwal. They alleged that Prajwal had submitted false documents during the nomination process for the elections. [6]The New Indian Express In January 2020, the Karnataka High Court initially dismissed these petitions, citing procedural and technical reasons. However, the trial was revisited following a Supreme Court order in December 2021, directing a reexamination of the petitions. The court found that Prajwal had provided incorrect information and undervalued some of the properties listed in his asset declaration. He had also concealed the actual balance in his bank account, declaring only Rs. 5.78 lakhs instead of the real balance of Rs. 49.09 lakhs at the time of filing his nomination. Furthermore, he failed to disclose an ongoing court petition in which he challenged an FIR filed against him. He had also omitted mentioning a Rs. 50 lakh loan that had been credited to his bank account from Rajya Sabha member Kuppendra Reddy. In addition, the court noted that Prajwal had exceeded the Election Commission of India's spending limit of Rs. 70 lakhs for his election campaign, having spent over Rs. 1 crore but officially declaring only Rs. 63 lakh in expenditures. Meanwhile, Prajwal's father, H. D. Revanna, had allegedly misused his official position as the district-in-charge Minister to divert funds allocated to Cauvery Neeravari Nigama Limited for the purpose of influencing voters to support his son through development projects. Furthermore, a sum of Rs. 1.2 lakh in cash was discovered in the possession of Prajwal's brother, Suraj Revanna, while he was traveling in a government-provided vehicle assigned to his father. The court dismissed Prajwal's claim that the cash was intended for purchasing cattle feed and groceries for his mother, asserting that it was evidently intended for election-related distribution. The court also raised questions about the involvement of H.D. Revanna and Suraj Revanna in supporting Prajwal's election campaign, suggesting that they too had engaged in corrupt practices during the election process. [7]The Indian Express

Booked in sex scandal: In April 2024, he was booked in a sex scandal reportedly involving several women. A woman complainant also named his father, HD Revanna, as an accused. Three days before the Lok Sabha polls in Hassan on 26 April 2024, Sex video clips, allegedly involving Prajwal Revanna, surfaced on social media. Later, the state government formed an SIT to investigate the matter. After an FIR was filed against him, he reportedly fled the country and moved to Germany. While distancing himself and the party from the matter, Revanna's brother HD Kumaraswamy said that he and HD Deve Gowda never disrespected any woman. [8]The Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- H. D. Revanna (politician)
Mother- Bhavani Revanna (politician)
Prajwal Revanna with his parents and brother
SiblingsBrother- Suraj Revanna (politician, physician) image in Parents section
Sister- None
OthersPaternal Grandfather- H. D. Deve Gowda (politician)
Paternal Uncle- H. D. Kumaraswamy (politician)
H. D. Kumaraswamy With His Father H. D. Deve Gowda
Paternal Aunt- Anitha Kumaraswamy (politician)
H. D. Kumaraswamy With His First Wife Anitha Kumaraswamy
Cousin- Nikhil Kumar (politician and actor)
Nikhil Kumaraswamy
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMoveable Assets
• Cash: Rs 15,58,578
• Deposits in Banks: Rs 11,41,269.84
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares in Companies: Rs 91,10,435
• Personal loans: Rs 85,20,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 5,00,000
• Jewellery: Rs 37,31,350
• Other assets: Rs 4,45,000

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs 3,60,62,000
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 2,75,00,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs 1,90,00,000

Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2018-2019. [9]MyNeta
Net Worth (as of 2019)Rs. 6,05,95,422 [10]MyNeta

Prajwal Revanna with H. D. Deve Gowda

Prajwal Revanna with H. D. Deve Gowda

Some Lesser Known Facts About Prajwal Revanna

  • Prajwal Revanna was born into a family of politicians. His grandfather, H. D. Deve Gowda, founded Janata Dal (Secular) in 1999. Gowda and his wife, Chennamma, had five children, three sons, H. D. Revanna, H. D. Kumaraswamy, and H.D. Ramesh, and two daughters, Anusuya and Shylaja.
    A family portrait of H. D. Kumaraswamy

    A family portrait of H. D. Deve Gowda

    Kumaraswamy has twice served as the Chief Minister of Karnataka (2006-2007 and 2018-2019). Prajwal’s father, H. D. Revanna, served as Minister of the Public Works Department, Government of Karnataka from 2018 to 2019. Prajwal’s mother, Bhavani Revanna, also hails from a political family in KR Nagar. His brother, Suraj Revanna, became a Member of Karnataka Legislative Council from Hassan district in 2022.

  • After completing his schooling in India, Prajwal went to Australia to pursue an MTech. However, he dropped the course and returned home to assist his family in the 2014 general elections. He actively campaigned for his father in Holenarsipura in the elections.
  • Prajwal’s strong desire to enter electoral politics led to numerous conflicts with his uncle, H.D. Kumaraswamy, who led the state unit of the JD(S). Prajwal was enraged when JD (S) denied him a ticket ahead of the 2018 Karnataka Vidhan Sabha elections.

    Prajwal Revanna with H. D. Kumaraswamy during a political campaign

    Prajwal Revanna with H. D. Kumaraswamy during a political campaign

  • Finally, Prajwal made his debut in electoral politics in 2019 when he contested and won the Hassan Lok Sabha seat. The constituency had been a family stronghold for several years from where H. D. Deve Gowda was elected five times. For the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Gowda gave up the Hassan seat for his grandson and contested the elections from Tumkur. JD(S) had fielded candidates in 6 out of the 28 Lok Sabha seats. Prajwal emerged as the only winner in the elections. Saddened by his grandfather’s defeat, Prajwal offered to resign the Hassan parliamentary seat for him. He made an announcement saying,

    As my grandfather is the founder and builder of the JD(S), I want to resign and get him re-elected from the Hassan seat through a bye-election.”

  • However, Prajwal was advised not to tender his resignation by Gowda and the party.

  • He made headlines in 2023 when Karnataka HC declared null and void the election of Prajwal Revanna from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency for not disclosing all the assets and misappropriation of assets. Thereafter, A. Manju, who lost the Hassan seat to Prajwal in 2019, filed a plea in the HC to declare him as a returned candidate. The HC rejected it citing materials provided by Prajawal in his recrimination petition which showed that Manju too was indulged in corrupt practices.