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Kumaraswamy's Word Final On Bhavani's Ticket From Hassan's Seat: Revanna

Bhavani Revanna and her husband H D Revanna have sought to put an end to the controversy over her desire to contest the Karnataka assembly election from Hassan seat.

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy
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Seeking to end the controversy over Bhavani Revanna's wish to contest from Hassan seat in the coming Karnataka assembly election, her husband H D Revanna said his brother and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy's word on the candidature will be final.
        
Bhavani had created a ruffle within the first family of Janata Dal (Secular) by announcing that her candidature has been cleared for the assembly election due by May.
        
Former Chief Minister Kumaraswamy had earlier issued a clarification that it was not necessary that his sister-in-law would contest from Hassan as there were many other capable candidates.
        
"I am not after fielding any specific person (from Hassan). We want our party to survive. Whatever Kumaraswamy says is the final word for all of us. 
        
The final decision will be taken by Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy, me, and party state president C M Ibrahim," Revanna, a former Minister, told reporters in Hole Narasipur, his home constituency.
        
People who think that there will be a clash between him and Kumaraswamy due to 'family politics' will be sorely disappointed, Revanna quipped.
        
"There are no differences amongst us. All we want is the development of Hassan district. There is nothing like (prominence to) family," he said. 
        
Revanna said the JD(S) is fighting the election to bring back Kumaraswamy- led government in the State.
        
The clarification came as the JD(S) first family was hitting headlines over the possible feud amongst former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda's clan over the Hassan seat from where Bhavani, a former Hassan Zilla Panchayat member is willing to contest the election.
        
The silence of Revanna was giving more credence to the rumours about the rift between the sons of Deve Gowda and their families.
        
It is learnt that the matter related to Bhavani's wish is before the JD(S) patriarch to take a final call.
        
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters today Kumaraswamy said the party will give Bhavani responsibility at an appropriate time.
        
"The party will decide on the responsibility to be assigned to her at an appropriate time," the former Chief Minister said.
        
He also said there was nothing left to comment on the issue related to Bhavani when Revanna already made it clear that the decision will be taken by the party supremo, him (Kumaraswamy), Revanna, and Ibrahim.

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