Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah says 2018 Assembly polls likely to be his last election

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday indicated that the 2018 assembly polls could "most likely" be his last election.

He also hinted at choosing Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru — the place that gave him 'political rebirth' — for the election.

File image of Siddaramaiah. PTI

File image of Siddaramaiah. PTI

"People in Chamundeshwari have made me win five times... so the people from there are asking me to contest from that constituency," Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru.

"The next election will most likely be my last one. So there is an opinion that I should be contesting from the constituency that gave me political rebirth," he said, adding "I am yet to decide it."

Earlier during the 2013 assembly polls, Siddaramaiah had said that it was his last election.

The Congress has already announced that Siddaramaiah would be the party's face during the 2018 Assembly polls.

Making his debut in the Assembly in 1983, Siddaramaiah got elected from Chamundeshwari on a Lok Dal Party ticket. He has won from the constituency five times and seen defeat twice.

Siddaramaiah represents Varuna constituency after it came into existence in 2008 following the reorganisation of constituencies.

Speculations are rife that the chief minister is keen on fielding Yatindra from Varuna, who is "taking care" of the constituency on his father's behalf.


Updated Date: Jul 15, 2017 20:07 PM

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