Bengaluru: As if the two ignominious defeats in the Lok Sabha polls 2019 weren’t enough for the Gowda family to digest in Tumakuru and Mandya (Karnataka), here is one more hard fact that the Gowda family is struggling to stomach!

A Manju, the BJP candidate who lost to Prajwal Revanna in the Hassan Lok Sabha elections is surely not ready to allow Prajwal a smooth run.

In relation to Prajwal Revanna filing a false affidavit relating to his assets, Manju is sure to take it to the next level in order to ensure he is in troubled waters.

In the latest endeavour, Manju has decided to write to the Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla to not allow him to resign as MP from Hassan after taking oath.

Going back in time, Prajwal Revanna had openly declared that he would resign in order to facilitate his grandfather, former PM HD Deve Gowda to stand for elections again from Hassan and win it from there. But Manju alleges that it is a ploy and subterfuge to pre-empt a humiliating fiasco in case the court rules against Prajwal in relation to his false affidavit.

“Prajwal Revanna says he would resign. But why? That is because we have raised a complaint about the false affidavit. We will request the Speaker not to accept his resignation after he takes oath,” said Manju.

As per section 125(A) of the Representation of People Act 1951, any candidate who fails to furnish correct information or willingly gives false information in the affidavit will be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine, or with both.

Incidentally, Manju has already filed a complaint with the Enforcement Directorate and will be approaching the high court against Prajwal in relation to his false affidavit issue.