Prajwal Revanna’s driver and BJP leader trade charges over leaked videos

Karthik said that neither the JD(S) nor the BJP would release the videos as it would go against the NDA alliance's candidate

Prajwal Revanna’s former car driver Karthik (photo: @dhanyarajendran/X)
Prajwal Revanna’s former car driver Karthik (photo: @dhanyarajendran/X)


Prajwal Revanna’s former car driver Karthik and BJP leader G Devaraje Gowda accused each other of leaking the alleged sleaze videos of the Hassan MP which has caused a big embarrassment to the regional party.

Prajwal is the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and nephew of former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy. JD(S) suspended him on 30 April over the row.

The Karnataka government constituted a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) of IPS officers led by additional director general of police B K Singh to probe the alleged sexual harassment of many women by Prajwal, who is said to be in Germany currently.

An FIR has already been registered against Prajwal as well as his father Revanna at the Holenarasipura police station in Hassan district for allegedly sexually harassing their former cook.

In a video message on social media, the driver said that he worked with Prajwal Revanna for the last 15 years but it has been a year since he has not been with him.

“The reason (for distancing from Prajwal) was that my land was taken away and my wife was beaten up. I was mentally tortured. Because my land was taken away, I came out of the job and started my fight (to get back land),” Karthik said in the message.

He said he had approached G Devaraje Gowda for justice as had been fighting against the Deve Gowda family.

Devaraje Gowda had fought the 2023 Assembly election from Holenarasipura Assembly constituency on the BJP ticket and lost to Revanna.

In the meantime, Prajwal Revanna had brought a stay order to prevent me from releasing any sleaze photos or videos, Karthik said.

“Devaraje Gowda told me to hand over the photos and videos which he promised to hand over to the judge to help vacate the stay. Trusting him, I gave him a copy, which he used,” the driver claimed.

“Other than Devaraje Gowda, I did not give this video to Congress leaders or anyone else. I did not give the videos and photos to Congress leaders because they were quite close to Prajwal. Hence, I approached Devaraje Gowda, but he too cheated me,” Karthik alleged.

Since the BJP and the JD(S) have forged an alliance, Karthik said Devaraje Gowda had written to his party high command not to give ticket to Prajwal pointing to his conduct.

Rejecting the charges, Devaraje Gowda told reporters in Bengaluru that Karthik had been hanging around with the Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Hassan constituency Shreyas Patel.

He said neither the JD(S) nor the BJP would release the videos as it would go against the NDA alliance's candidate.

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