Varuna has gone to Mr Siddaramaiah’s youthful son Yatheendra, a physician who would make his debut on this election.
The chief minister had introduced his selection final week — a day earlier than the Congress checklist was introduced. On Sunday, the celebration — which received 122 of the state’s 224 seats in 2013 — named 218 candidates.
Chamundeshwari is the hilltop goddess who presides over Mysuru and is worshipped with nice fervour through the annual Dasara pageant. Whereas Mr Siddaramaiah misplaced solely two elections from right here, his victory in 2006 with a wafer-thin margin had pushed him in direction of the secure seat Varuna.
That point, Mr Siddaramaiah was contesting a by-poll after altering camp from HD Deve Gowda’s JD(S) to the Congress. He received with round 250 votes, since most of his supporters grew to become a part of the Varuna constituency after delimitation.
This time too, profitable Chamundeshwari could also be an uphill job. There’s hypothesis within the Congress camp of a tacit understanding between the JD(S) and the BJP, and the opposition is more likely to do all it might to ship to the Congress the embarrassment of getting their chief minister lose.For Mr Siddaramaiah, leaving his house belt Mysuru would have appeared as a insecurity, which the Congress couldn’t afford within the run-up to the powerful election, which the BJP goes all-out to win.
Mr Siddaramaiah is seen because the face of the Congress within the state and the marketing campaign typically seems to be a battle between the chief minister and the achievements his authorities claims, towards the BJP central management. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed a number of rallies in Karnataka, whereas BJP chief Amit Shah has been a frequent customer.
By standing solely from one seat, Mr Siddaramaiah is seen as sending out a message that he believes that the goddess Chamundeshwari is on his facet.