Prajwal Revanna

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Prajwal Revanna
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Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byH. D. Deve Gowda
Personal details
Born (1990-08-05) 5 August 1990 (age 31)
Hassan, Karnataka, India
Political partyJanata Dal (Secular)
Parent(s)H. D. Revanna
Bhavani Revanna
RelativesH. D. Deve Gowda (grandfather)
H. D. Kumaraswamy (uncle)
Anitha Kumaraswamy (aunt)
Nikhil Kumar (brother)
ResidenceHassan, Karnataka[1]
Alma materBE – Mechanical
Bangalore Institute of Technology[1]

Prajwal Revanna (born 5 August 1990) is an Indian politician who is the member of the 17th Lok Sabha from Hassan Constituency[2] and also the 3rd youngest member of parliament in India.[3]

Early life and background[edit]

He is the grandson of former Prime Minister of India H. D. Deve Gowda and son of H. D. Revanna, former Minister for Public Works Department in Karnataka state. Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, H. D. Kumaraswamy is his uncle. He graduated as a mechanical engineer from Bangalore Institute of Technology in 2014.[4]

Prajwal was appointed as Janata Dal (Secular) state general secretary on 27 November 2019.[5] He worked for more than 8 plus years in JD(s)party.

Political career[edit]

In 2014, He discontinued his MTech course in Australia to assist his grandfather H. D. Deve Gowda with the Lok Sabha 2014 Indian general election in Hassan District, Karnataka.[6]

In 2015, he was among the 10 young aspiring politicians in India to be chosen by Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), the UK to be exposed to the British way of governance. Although he was a Janata Dal (Secular) member, his entry into politics was delayed when Janata Dal (Secular) party denied him a ticket in 2018 Karnataka Vidhan Sabha elections.[6] Nevertheless, Prajwal was resilient and was to some capacity involved in the politics of Hassan.

He wanted his grandfather to contest from Hassan constituency for Lok Sabha 2019 Indian general election in Karnataka. H. D. Deve Gowda had gave up the family stronghold Hassan district for Prajwal's debut into electoral politics and contested from Tumkur;[7] H D Devegowda was the sitting MP from Hassan constituency. Prajwal's fortitude seemed to have paid off since he contested and won the Hassan constituency. The Janata Dal (Secular) party contested in the 2019 Indian general election in Karnataka from 6 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats, with Prajwal emerging as the only winner.[8] Within 12 hours of having won the seat, saddened by his grandfather's defeat from Tumkur constituency he announced his resignation.[9] Following his decision, H. D. Deve Gowda advised him not to tender his resignation.[10]

30 September 2019 Karnataka High Court issued a summons to him over an incomplete election affidavit. Petitioners of the summons accused him of allegedly filing a false and incomplete affidavit with his nomination papers during the Lok Sabha 2019 Indian general election in Karnataka.[11] 17 January 2020 Karnataka High Court Justice John Michael D'Cunha dismissed the first petition filed by G Devarajegowda on grounds that the petitioner had not complied with the statutory procedure under Section 81(3) of the Representation of Peoples Act and one more election petition filed by A Manju against the election of Prajwal was dismissed by the on technical grounds.[12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Prajwal R(JD(S)):Constituency- HASSAN(KARNATAKA) – Affidavit Information of Candidate". Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. "Hassan(Karnataka) Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 -Hassan Parliamentary Constituency, Winning MP and Party Name". Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  3. Rao, Mohit M. (29 May 2019). "Karnataka's representation in 17th Lok Sabha is the youngest in recent years". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  4. "Deve Gowda's grandson joins politics". The Times of India. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  5. "Prajwal Revanna is general secretary of JD(S)". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 27 November 2017. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 March 2020.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Prajwal Revanna: The rebellious one". The Week. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  7. "Deve Gowda ends suspense, will contest from Tumkur". Deccan Herald. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  8. "17th Lok Sabha", Wikipedia, 6 March 2020, retrieved 7 March 2020
  9. Ians (24 May 2019). "Prajwal Revanna to resign, offers grandfather Deve Gowda the Hassan seat". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  10. "Deve Gowda tells grandson Prajwal Revanna not to resign". Deccan Herald. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  11. "Karnataka HC summons Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna over incomplete election affidavit". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  12. "Karnataka HC dismisses petition against Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna". The New Indian Express. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.

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