Kumaraswamy says son Nikhil will not contest Karnataka assembly polls
JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said his son and party youth wing president Nikhil Kumaraswamy will not be contesting the assembly polls in Karnataka, which is due next year.The former state chief minister said the 32-year-old actor-turned politician, who is the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, will work towards the partys victory.Who said Nikhil will contest
The former state chief minister said the 32-year-old actor-turned-politician, who is the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, will work towards the party's victory.
There were some speculations in the party circles that Kumaraswamy may shift to Ramanagara and give up his Channapatna seat to make way for Nikhil, while his wife Anita Kumaraswamy, who currently represents Ramanagara, may not contest the polls.
The talk about Nikhil not contesting the polls has come as JD(S) often faces criticism for ''dynasty politics'', with it even being called a ''family party'', as at least eight members from party patriarch Deve Gowda's immediate family are into politics.
As it aims to independently form a government this time, the JD(S) has set a target of winning 123 out of 224 seats in the assembly polls.
Kumaraswamy had recently predicted the possibility of an early assembly election in Karnataka, saying it could be held in December this year.
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