Hassan: Action will be taken against Prajwal Revanna for false disclosure, said A Manju, BJP candidate from the constituency. Prajwal Revanna is a partner in two companies but failed to mention it in his affidavit which he submitted before contesting the Lok Sabha election from Hassan, alleged the BJP candidate. Manju had filed a complaint in this regard with the Election Commission (EC). The EC has directed authorities concerned to take action for false disclosure.

“The deputy commissioner has been directed to take action against Prajwal Revanna. We will wait and watch what punishment will be meted out to Prajwal. If disciplinary action is taken, then his candidature will become null and void,” he reportedly said.

He also added by saying that if it is proved that the money obtained through partnership involves corruption, then Prajwal cannot contest the election for six years. Manju was confident that strict action will be taken against Prajwal.

A Manju was a Congress member before he joined the BJP on March 18. Manju was an MLA from Arkalgud constituency in Hassan. When Prajwal Revanna was announced as the candidate, he turned rebel and eventually quit the Congress.

As soon as Manju joined the BJP, he was given a ticket from the party to contest against Prajwal Revanna from Hassan.

Manju had alleged that Deve Gowda was promoting his family and was not bothered about party workers. Deve Gowda contested from Tumakuru, his grandson (chief minister Kumaraswamy's son) Nikhil contested from Mandya and another grandson (PWD minister Revanna's son) Prajwal contested from Hassan, this Lok Sabha election.

Many of his supporters had threatened to support the BJP as their leader had switched sides.

Polling in Hassan was conducted in the first phase of election in Karnataka on April 18.