Complaint Filed Against Naveen Gowda for Allegedly Circulating Altered Videos to Discredit JD(S) Candidate in Karnataka

A complaint has been filed against Naveen Gowda for allegedly circulating altered videos to discredit JD(S) candidate Prajwal Revanna in the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency of Karnataka. This raises concerns about the integrity of the electoral process.

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Complaint Filed Against Naveen Gowda for Allegedly Circulating Altered Videos to Discredit JD(S) Candidate in Karnataka

Complaint Filed Against Naveen Gowda for Allegedly Circulating Altered Videos to Discredit JD(S) Candidate in Karnataka

A complaint has been filed against Naveen Gowda for allegedly circulating altered videos to discredit JD(S) candidate Prajwal Revanna in the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency of Karnataka ahead of the April 26 polls. Prajwal Revanna, the sitting MP and grandson of former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda, is seeking a second term.

The complaint was filed by Poornachandra Tejaswi MG, Revanna's election agent, who alleged that Naveen Gowda and others have been circulating the altered videos and images through various channels to put Revanna in a bad light and discourage people from voting for him. The police have registered an FIR based on the complaint and are investigating the matter.

According to the complaint, Naveen Gowda and others from Belur taluk's Nalke village have been accused of creating and distributing altered obscene pictures and videos to prevent people from voting for Prajwal Revanna. The Hassan constituency will see voting on April 26 in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

The district administration has made arrangements for the smooth conduct of the elections, and the polling staff will leave for their booths on Thursday. The political workers can go door-to-door seeking votes on Thursday, which is the last day for the public campaign.

Both the Congress and the JD(S) were busy campaigning in Hassan on Wednesday, with JD(S) patriarch H.D. Deve Gowda seeking votes for his grandson, Prajwal Revanna, and Congress candidate Shreyas M. Patel campaigning in parts of the industrial area. H.D. Revanna, the father of JD(S) candidate Prajwal Revanna, has told the media that some people were engaged in spreading false information about the candidate, but the people of the constituency will stand by the family.

Why this matters: The complaint against Naveen Gowda for allegedly circulating altered videos to discredit a political candidate raises concerns about the integrity of the electoral process. Such incidents can have a significant impact on voter perception and the outcome of the elections.

The Hassan Lok Sabha constituency has a rich political history, with the Gowda family dominating the region for decades. The upcoming Lok Sabha 2024 elections will see a contest between

Key Takeaways

  • Complaint filed against Naveen Gowda for circulating altered videos to discredit JD(S) candidate Prajwal Revanna.
  • Police have registered an FIR based on the complaint and are investigating the matter.
  • Hassan constituency to see voting on April 26 in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections.
  • Both Congress and JD(S) were busy campaigning in Hassan on the last day of public campaign.
  • Complaint raises concerns about the integrity of the electoral process and its impact on voter perception.