Siddaramaiah, one of many key leaders of the Congress in Karnataka who’s getting ready to contest the meeting election subsequent month from his MLA son Yathindra Siddaramaiah’s constituency, Varuna, informed NDTV that he’s not afraid of shedding.
Siddaramaiah, the previous Chief Minister of Karnataka, has already introduced he’ll now not take part in electoral politics after this yr’s election. Before the Congress’s first checklist confirmed him as its candidate from Varuna in Mysuru, Siddaramaiah had been hoping to get a ticket from Kolar constituency, a key mining belt.
“The Congress will emerge as the single-largest party,” Siddaramaiah informed NDTV. “There is no question of a hung assembly,” he mentioned.
For now he’s busy overseeing the preparations forward of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s go to to Kolar, the identical place the place Mr Gandhi made a controversial comment on the Modi surname within the run-up to the 2019 normal election, resulting in his disqualification from the Lok Sabha after conviction in a defamation case lately.
The Karnataka Congress chief selected to contest from Varuna as a result of that is from the place he started his political profession, and when he determined he wished to give up electoral politics, he opted for Varuna, his house constituency, for the final time.
Siddaramaiah normally contests from two seats. He had ready the bottom to battle from Kolar for months. In his utility to the Karnataka Congress in February, Siddaramaiah had talked about Badami, Varuna and Kolar because the three constituencies from which he would select.
Badami and Kolar don’t function within the first checklist of the Congress, elevating eyebrows on the celebration’s recreation plan, as Siddaramaiah was planning to contest from two seats, like final time. Sources mentioned it is unlikely he would get Kolar, as native experiences recommend he may not win from there.
There was additionally hypothesis until yesterday that BY Vijayendra, the son of former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP chief BS Yediyurappa, will battle the election from the seat the place Siddaramaiah will contest.
Mr Yediyurappa later put the hypothesis about his son to relaxation – Mr Vijayendra will contest from the identical seat, Shikaripura, the place his father had gained seven occasions since 1983.
The Karnataka meeting election can be held on May 10. Votes can be counted three days later.