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Surrender or face my anger: Former PM Deve Gowda to rape-accused grandson Prajwal Revanna

Gowda made it clear it was 'not an appeal that I am making, it is a warning that I am issuing'

PTI Bangalore Published 24.05.24, 05:11 AM
Prajwal Revanna and HD Deve Gowda (inset)

Prajwal Revanna and HD Deve Gowda (inset) File image

JDS patriarch and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Thursday issued a “stern warning” to his grandson and suspended party MP Prajwal Revanna, asking him to return to the country and face the probe into sexual abuse allegations.

He asserted that there would be no interference from him or other family members in the enquiry.


He asked Prajwal, the party’s Hassan MP who is facing allegations of sexual harassment of many women, to return to India and surrender before police. Prajwal had reportedly flown to Germany in the last week of April.

The JDS supremo reiterated that his grandson should be given the harshest punishment under the law “if found guilty”.

“At this juncture, I can do only one thing; I can issue a stern warning to Prajwal and ask him to return from wherever he is and surrender before the police. He should subject himself to the legal process,” the 92-year-old politician said in a statement.

Gowda made it clear it was “not an appeal that I am making, it is a warning that I am issuing”.

“If he does not heed this warning, he will have to face my anger and the anger of all his family members. The law will take care of the accusations against him, but not listening to the family will ensure his total isolation. If he has any respect left for me, he has to return immediately,” Gowda said.

“I wish to also make it clear that I will ensure that there will be no interference in the enquiry against him from me or my family members. There is no emotion in this regard in my mind whatsoever,” Gowda added.

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