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JD-S routed, but Gowda brothers break the 'women jinx'
May 25, 2008 18:36 IST
Though losing power after their party, the Janata Dal � Secular, was routed in the Karnataka assembly elections, the Gowda brothers -- H D Revanna and H D Kumaraswamy � however managed to break the jinx that they would be defeated by women candidates, emerging victorious against their opponents from the fair sex.
Despite an astrological prediction that it was a woman who could bring about the defeat of a Gowda, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy trounced his woman rival and Congress candidate Mamatha Nichhani, daughter of former Chief Minister Ramkrishna Hegde.
Kumaraswamy won from the Ramanagara constituency, defeating Bharatiya Janata Party candidate M Rudresh by 47,260 votes, leaving Mamatha trailing behind.
In Holenarsipur, H D Revanna, who was pitted against a woman candidate S G Anupama, the daughter-in-law of a bitter rival G Puttaswamy Gowda, won the seat by 27,606 votes.
The win of both Gowdas has put to rest an astrological prediction, which rang true in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls when H D Deve Gowda bit the dust at the hands of a woman debutante, Tejaswani from Kanakapura.
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