The debate on who would be the chief minister of Karnataka if the Congress wins appears to be never ending. The Karnataka Congress chief, Dr. G Parameshwar has thrown the debate wide open by saying CM later, win first.
It is election time and the bookies are back in business. What are the bookies giving each party contesting the Karnataka assembly elections? The betting market in Karnataka is approximately around Rs 800 crore.
Shivamogga formerly known as Shimoga is a district to watch out for. There are several big-wigs contesting from the 8 constituencies including Byandoor contesting and it promises to be an exciting fight.
D K Shivakumar, Congress leader and energy minister of Karnataka is richer by Rs 589 crore. He has reported a huge increase in wealth since the 2013 assembly elections.
Over the years the Soraba constituency in Shivamogga has always provided for an interesting fight. Once the stronghold of former Karnataka chief minister, S Bangarappa, the battle then on has been fought between his two sons, Madhu and Kumar and also their relative Hartalu Halappa.
It is not very often that politicians declare a drop in assets. In the case of B S Yeddyurappa, the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate his assets have dropped by almost Rs 2 crore since 2013.
B S Yeddyurappa who filed his nomination papers on Thursday sounded supremely confident that he would win the elections. His first reaction was in another 27 days, I will be the Chief Minister.
There is plenty of activity behind the scenes in the BJP which takes on the Congress in the May 12 Karnataka elections. The BJP has released two lists and is yet to come up with the final one with 72 names.
Shikaripur has over the years become a B S Yeddyurappa bastion. This year too the equations are unlikely to change and the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate appears to be in with a very good chance.