Pramoda Devi has clearly said that she has no intentions of joining politics. On Yaduveer joining politics, Pramoda Devi said that it is his choice. He can join politics if he wishes to, she said.
Maharani Pramoda Devi of Mysuru 's royal family, Karnataka, has clarified her stand on her role and her adopted son Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar's entry into politics.
Of late, there were rumours of the key royal family members joining politics with 2019 general elections fast approaching. The news spread especially after Amit Shah visited the Queen mother Pramoda Devi and King Yaduveer at Mysuru palace, nearly five months ago.
Pramoda Devi has clearly said that she has no intentions of joining politics. One doesn't have to be in politics to serve the people, she said. Her late husband Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar was an active member of the Congress party.
But the relations of the royal family with the government soured over the years, especially after Srikantadatta Wadiyar's sudden death. The Mysuru family faced hardship from the Siddaramaiah-led government, especially in terms of organising Dasara events.
Thus, the recent visit of Amit Shah to Mysuru palace was seen as a sign of royal family's political entry.
Pramoda Devi also took the current Congress-JD(S) government to task and said that the events organised by the royal family is called Dasara while raising objections to the State government naming its programmes during the Navaratri celebrations also as Dasara.
On Yaduveer joining politics, Pramoda Devi said that it is his choice. He can join politics if he wishes to, she said.
Recently, there were speculations that Yaduveer will contest Lok Sabha elections from BJP ticket. But the royal scion has not reacted on this news so far.
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2018, 9:28 AM IST