Bangalore: It looks it is payback time for the H D Deve Gowda clan, having chosen ‘gold man’ T A Sharvana as the JD(S) candidate for the Legislative Council elections.
A known face on Kannada television channel, especially in promotional advertisements for his jewellery shop Sai Gold Palace, Sharvana claims that he was promised a ticket to contest the last Assembly constituency from the Basavanagudi constituency. He is always seen wearing heavy gold rings on all fingers and a thick gold chain.
“Deve Gowda and our floor leader H D Kumaraswamy personally called me and asked me not to contest then, due to various factors. They promised me to make me MLC and they have fulfilled it,” said Sharvana, also a film producer.
Sharvana was not confirmed as the JD(S) official candidate till Monday morning as it was considering another film producer C R Manohar for the seat.
In the afternoon, Sharvana was accompanied by senior JD(S) leaders, including H D Revanna, to file his nominations. Kumaraswamy was a notable absentee.
Sharvana, 43, has passed SSLC. He has produced a couple of Kannada movies, one of which stars Radhika Kumaraswamy in the lead role. He has two daughters and a son. He owns gold ornaments worth Rs 11 lakh and his wife has assets worth Rs 2.38 crore. He has declared that he owns a Maruti Zen car worth Rs 50,000.