Bangalore: The family politics found favour with electorates in the May 5 Karnataka assembly elections with family members of prominent leaders winning in some of the constituencies. Father-son duo of Congress, Shamanoor Shivashankarappa-SS Mallikarjuna and M Krishnappa-Priya Krishna have won from their respective constituencies.
While Shivashankarappa was elected from Davanagere South, his son Mallikarjuna entered the assembly from Davanagere North. Krishnappa, a realtor, successfully retained his Vijayanagar seat in Bangalore City and his son did the same from the neighbouring Govindarajanagar constituency.
It was a mixed bag of luck for JDS state unit President HD Kumaraswamy, who coasted to victory with a big margin from Ramanagar assembly segment, but his wife Anita, had to bite the dust from neighbouring Chennapatna constituency.
Lady luck continued to smile on Kumaraswamy's elder brother HD Revanna (JDS), who chalked out an impressive victory from his bastion Holenarasipura in Hassan district. It is also a sweet and sour experience for M Krishnappa who retained Bangalore South seat, however, his brother M Srinivas, lost in Rajarajeswarinagar constituency. Both contested in BJP ticket.
Similar was the fate of former chief minister S Bangarappa's sons who crossed swords at each other in Soraba constituency in Shimoga. Madhu Bangarappa, won on JDS ticket defeating his brother Kumar Bangarappa(Congress) who finished third.