One of the Kannada daily newspapers had claimed that chief minister’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy had created ruckus at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Mysuru, Karnataka, while in an inebriated state after getting defeated in Mandya Lok Sabha election.
Bengaluru: The news of JD(S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy, who lost Mandya Lok Sabha election to Sumalatha, creating ruckus in an inebriated state was doing the rounds in media and some Kannada newsapapers had published it. But state chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has rubbished these rumours and said that there was no truth in it.
HD Kumaraswamy took to Twitter to clarify that his son Nikhil was not in an inebriated state and whatever was reported in media, did not happen at all.
"The news one of the Kannada daily newsapaper has published about Nikhil is far from being true and is imaginary. I have expressed the pain, the article that has attacked the character of Nikhil, has caused, to the notice of the editor. I kindly request the media not to play with the feelings of people through fake news," he tweeted.
The newspaper had carried that Nikhil Kumaraswamy had allegedly created ruckus at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel in Mysuru.
It was written that soon after the announcement of election result, he was not seen in front of the media, but was at this hotel in Mysuru. In the night, while in an inebriated state, he was reportedly seen shouting at the hotel staff for no fault of theirs. Reports also claimed that he was heard abusing grandfather Deve Gowda for putting him in this tough spot. "Despite eight MLAs and two ministers from the party, why didn't I win the election? When Revanna was successful in convincing the Congress workers, why Cheluvarayaswamy and Narendraswamy (of the Congress) were not convinced in Mandya? The defeat is an insult to me," Nikhil is said to have told.
Reports also claimed that Nikhil said that getting defeated by a woman was the biggest insult.
However, there are no visuals supporting these claims. Now, even Kumaraswamy has come out and clarified on the same claiming this is fake news.
Nikhil Kumaraswamy has not reacted on this nor has he come before the media after tasting defeat in Mandya Lok Sabha election.
Nikhil had secured 5,77,784 votes against the winning independent candidate (supported by the BJP) Sumalatha, who secured 7,03,660 votes.
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