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Karnataka CM’s Son To Make Political Debut?

Politics beckons the latest from the Deve Gowda genepool

Karnataka CM’s Son To Make Political Debut?
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Karnataka CM’s Son To Make Political Debut?
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2019-02-08T11:15:42+05:30

At a cinema in Mandya, the sugar bowl of southern Karnataka, the audience bursts into whistles when Nikhil Gowda delivers a line about a farmer—how he is the real innovator. A family entertai­ner with the usual commercial tropes, Seetharama Kalyana is the 29-year-old’s second Kannada film in the lead role. The buzz, however, is over whether Nikhil, son of Karnataka chief mini­ster H.D. Kumaraswamy, will make his political debut in Mandya in this summer’s Lok Sabha elections.

Indications that the third generation of H.D. Deve Gowda’s family were being groomed for a political career have been there for a while. So, speculation about Nikhil is swirling in Mandya. There’s an equal amount of curiosity about cousin Prajwal Revanna debuting from neighbouring Hassan, the family stronghold.

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