MEA Reviewing Karnataka Government’s Request to Cancel Prajwal Revanna’s Diplomatic Passport

New Delhi (PTI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is currently reviewing a request from the Karnataka government to revoke the diplomatic passport of suspended Janata Dal (Secular) MP Prajwal Revanna, who faces allegations of sexual harassment from multiple women.

Official sources disclosed that the MEA has received an official communication from the Karnataka government requesting the cancellation of Revanna’s diplomatic passport.

Revanna, the grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, is embroiled in a sexual abuse case, and it’s reported that the Hassan MP left India late last month, shortly after the Lok Sabha elections in his constituency.

“The MEA has acknowledged receipt of the Karnataka government’s request to cancel Prajwal Revanna’s diplomatic passport. The matter is currently under review,” stated a source.

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara remarked on Wednesday that the Centre has yet to respond to the state’s plea for the cancellation of Revanna’s diplomatic passport, despite an outstanding arrest warrant against the JD(S) leader.

A Special Court for Elected Representatives issued an arrest warrant last Saturday against Prajwal following a petition filed by the SIT.

Earlier this month, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal noted that Revanna traveled to Germany using a diplomatic passport without obtaining political clearance for the trip.

“No political clearance was sought from or issued by the MEA regarding the travel of the said MP to Germany,” Jaiswal previously stated.

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