Will not contest '19 LS polls, says Deve Gowda
Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Friday said he will not be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The Janata Dal Secular president also indicated that his grandson Prajwal Revanna may contest in his place from Hassan, if public decides and no other senior leaders of the party was willing to take it up.
"I have decided not to contest for parliament (election), I have asked all leaders from our district if they would like to contest for parliament. They will be given first preference," Gowda told reporters in Hassan.
Pointing out that several party leaders have expressed their unwillingness, he said "What should I do, I have completed 85 years (age)."
"My honest opinion is that I want to send Prajwal Revanna to parliament, but people will decide."