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KTK minister says stars predict Modi's downfall

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Relying on his astrological calculations, and former H D Deve Gowda's son H D Revanna Thursday said he would quit politics if Modi comes to power again.

The said UPA would come to power because elections in were taking place on April 18, which, he claimed, numerologically suits the UPA.

"Modi has cheated the state and the nation. What is Modi's contribution to the nation," he asked

"Note it down in the diary what I say today because I will come back to you again - If Modi comes back in the country I will quit politics," Revanna told reporters in Mysuru.

The minister, who often makes for his superstitious beliefs and has strong belief in astrology, gave out some figures.

When journalists sought to know the implications of elections in on April 18, Revanna said, "You don't know about 18".

Last time the elections (in Karnataka) took place in 2018 - 18 means one plus eight, which is nine. Because of this combination Kumaraswamy (his younger brother) became

Again this time there is a combination of 18, whose sum is nine. The UPA will come to power once again in the country."

Asked what was in store with regard to another election date of April 23 for Karnataka, Revanna said that is a separate issue.

The minister was in the recently for holding at least seven to eight lemons in the hand at Hassan at a public function to address workers.

His son is contesting from Hassan on JD(S) ticket, a seat vacated by the JD(S) supremo for the entry of his grandson into politics. Gowda himself opted to contest election from Tumakuru at the ripe age of 87.

Deve Gowda's second grandson and Kumaraswamy's son is also contesting the election from Mandya.

The Hassan event saw rebellion by workers who said they will not support or work in favour of Prajwal.

Asked why he carried so many lemons in Hassan, Revanna jokingly said, "They are all thieves. They need to be terrorised. It is necessary to keep a few lemons."

To the question whether lemons are so effective, Revanna said, "If it wasn't effective, why one would keep it?"

He even suggested that the BJP state B S Yeddyurappa and former deputy in the BJP government in Karnataka R Ashok should also carry lemons to withstand any black magic.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:20 IST