Janata Dal (S) Legislature Party leader H.D. Revanna has said his party has not lost its popularity in Hassan district.

Many of the candidates who won as Independents or on the ticket of other parties in urban local body elections in the district are primarily JD(S) men, he claimed at a press conference here on Thursday. Asked if such Independents would be welcomed into the party, he said if they were willing to return to the party they would be welcomed.