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After Badami, has Siddaramaiah set his eyes on Hunsur to fight next polls?

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Mysuru: After Badami, Varuna and Chamundeshwari Assembly segments, is the Opposition Leader in Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah scouting for a safe seat back in his home turf Mysuru for the next elections?

The speculations are gaining ground about Siddaramaiah likely to contest from Hunsur Assembly constituency in the district. In the last several months, Siddaramaiah has made frequent visits to Hunsur and hence the buzz.

Siddaramaiah currently represents Badami in Bagalkot district in the Assembly.

With Siddaramaiah’s predecessor B B Chimmankatti making his intention clear to contest the next elections due in 2023 from Badami on Congress ticket, vocally expressing his opposition for Siddaramaiah’s recontest, the former is exploring the alternatives, it is learnt.

When Siddaramaiah opted to contest the previous elections in 2018 from two seats, it was Chamundeshwari and Badami Assembly segments. While he lost by a huge margin in Chamundeshwari to JDS sitting MLA G T Devegowda, he won by a wafer thin margin against B Sriramulu a BJP nominee in Badami.

Before that, sitting Congress MLA from Badami B B Chimmankatti abdicated his seat to facilitate Siddaramaiah to contest. 

When it comes to Hunsur, it is a Congress forte, barring exceptions when Janata Dal and Janata Dal Secular nominees had made it to the lower house of the State Legislature.

It is currently being represented by H P Manjunath a Congress MLA and staunch Siddaramaiah follower.

It seems Manjunath also has no qualms over refraining from seeking reelection and will pave the way for his leader.

A clarity can be expected only when the elections draw closer and Siddaramaiah clears the air. Till then one has to wait and watch how the things will unfold.

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