My son wasn't drunk, didn't abuse my father, says H D Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru: Upset about his defeat at the hands of Mrs Sumalatha Ambareesh in Mandya, an inebriated Nikhil Kumaraswamy is reported to have insulted his grandfather and JD(S) patriarch H.D. Deve Gowda and threw tantrums at a hotel in Mysuru on Thursday. But on Saturday, Nkhil's father and CM H.D. Kumaraswamy rubbished the reports and described them as an attempt at character assassination.

He said the report was a piece of fiction. “I, as a father, brought my pain to the editor’s attention. I request the media not to play with emotions with false news.”  

The newspaper report, without quoting any sources, claimed that Mr Nikhil Kumaraswamy first shouted at the staff of a hotel in Mysuru and later slammed Mr Deve Gowda for fielding him in Mandya.

He was disturbed that he was trounced by an independent woman candidate in Mandya, making it a disastrous electoral debut for him, and that his cousin, Prajwal Revanna, was offered an easy ride, contesting on home turf, Hassan, by Mr Deve Gowda.  

Mr Prajwal Revanna was the lone JD (S) candidate elected to Lok Sabha, defeating former minister and BJP candidate A Manju, in Hassan constituency by an impressive margin of votes.

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