When Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah isn’t taking Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi out shopping in Bengaluru, he’s worrying about reports of a tough fight in the assembly elections next month. The CM gave up his Varuna constituency for son Yathindra and shifted to Chamundeshwari in Mysuru.
He is now pitted against G.T.
Deve Gowda, a protege of former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda in a Vokkaliga bastion. Worse, his trusted lieutenant, PWD minister H.C. Mahadevappa, is missing in action because the party denied his son a ticket. You can’t win them all.