The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has yet again expressed his wish to contest from Chamundeshwari. Inaugurating the newly constructed Nirvanaswamy Pre University College, High School and Convent, at Alanahalli on Friday he said Chamundeshwari had got him elected 5 times as MLA and gave him a new lease of life in the byelection. Hence he can never forget the people of this constituency. He said it is always his constituency.

Interestingly the current MLA of Chamundeshwari G T Deve Gowda arrived after the Chief Minister left, giving rise to speculations. Later speaking at S Hosakote, Nanjangud, after laying the foundation stone for the primary health centre he said he had enough of elections but the Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi insisted that he should contest the elections and hence he has decided to contest. He also appealed to the public to bless him.

Giving life to a rumor that was doing the rounds that CM’s son Dr Yatindra is going to contest from Varuna, Siddaramaiah said “Varuna people have blessed me twice, getting me a victory with 30,000 votes. Since I could not visit the constituency more often I had put my son Rakesh to take care here. Now I have made my other son Dr Yatindra to give up his job and come here to work”

Dr Yatindra who recently got his primary membership of the Party had given his official address as that of Siddaramanahundi, in the Varuna Constituency, giving rise to speculations.