The election commission has taken cognizance of actions of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy after he was accused of violating the model code of conduct. Kumaraswamy allegedly endorsed his son outside a polling booth this morning. Kumaraswamy held a press briefing outside a polling station Ramanagra where he attacked the central government and allusively endorsed his son Nikhil Gowda, who is contesting elections from Mandya constituency.
While addressing media, Kumaraswamy urged the voters to turn out in huge numbers and cast their votes. He further defended the dynastic politics in the country by saying that India has progressed only due to various political dynasties.
“Dynasty politics isn’t an important issue now, country’s problems are the main issue. Only because of dynasty politics and regional politics,this country developed in several states. We’re not bothered about criticism from BJP,” he said.
Kumaraswamy’s brother H. D. Revanna is also contesting elections from Hassan. JDS president HD Deve Gowda in Hassan’s Paduvalahippe endorsed both his grandson Nikhil Gowda and son HD Revanna and claimed that he fully expects that both of them will be victorious from their respective constituencies.