Karnataka CM Urges PM to Revoke Passport of MP Prajwal Revanna

The Chief Minister has urged the Prime Minister to “take prompt and concerted actions to secure Mr. Prajwal’s return to India”
Karnataka CM Urges PM to Revoke Passport of MP Prajwal Revanna

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has renewed his plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for the cancellation of JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna’s diplomatic passport. This request follows allegations against Revanna concerning an 'obscene videos' scandal. In a letter dated May 22, Siddaramaiah emphasized the urgency of the situation, noting that Revanna fled to Germany on April 27, 2024, just hours before the first FIR was lodged.

In his communication, Siddaramaiah condemned Revanna’s actions, describing them as “heinous” and stressing the need for immediate action to bring him back to India. The Karnataka government has formally relayed this request to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), as confirmed by PTI reports.

This is Siddaramaiah’s second appeal to the Prime Minister. Earlier, on May 1, he had asked Modi to instruct the home and external affairs ministries to annul Revanna’s diplomatic passport. Despite these efforts, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara disclosed that no response has been received from the Centre to date.

Revanna, the grandson of former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda, is under scrutiny for multiple instances of sexual assault. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) is currently probing these allegations, and Interpol has issued a Blue Corner Notice to gather information on his whereabouts.

Revanna fled the country a day after the polling in Hassan, where he is contesting for re-election in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as the NDA candidate. The case has sparked significant political and public outcry, with demands for swift justice and accountability.

The Karnataka government continues to press for Revanna’s return to face the charges, underscoring the gravity of the accusations and the need for concerted action at the highest levels of government.