Bengaluru, Aug 2: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued summons to H.D. Revanna, JD(S) MLA and son of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda in connection with a petition seeking action against him for poll malpractice in the recent Assembly elections in the state.
A bench headed by Justice Jyothi Moolimani issued the summons while looking into the petition by the defeated candidate, Devaraje Gowda.
Gowda, a BJP candidate, had contended that Revanna managed to win election and become MLA through malpractice. He maintained in the petition that Revanna distributed cash and chicken meat to voters and lured them to vote for him.
The petitioner submitted to the court that he should be declared as the winner. Devaraje Gowda maintained that on the previous day of elections the associates and supporters of Revanna had distributed two live chickens and Rs 3,000 cash to every house in Annenahalli, Dandiganahalli. The voters had promised that they would vote only for Revanna after this.