Early trends show Congress leading; My father should be CM…, says Siddu’s son

09:44 AM May 13, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Mysuru: Congress party is leading according to the initial trends of counting of votes polled for the May 10 Assembly elections, meanwhile, the leader and son of former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Yathindra Siddaramiah that his father will win with a majority from his constituency and the party will come to power on its own.


He also said for the interest of Karnataka his father should become the chief minister.

“We will do anything to keep BJP out of power…In the interest of Karnataka, my father should become the chief minister,” Yathindra Siddaramaiah was quoted as speaking to ANI.

He further said that Congress will get an absolute majority in the State and that his father will win in the Varuna constituency with a huge margin.
“Congress will get an absolute majority and form the government in Karnataka. We are very confident that we will make government on our own,” Yathindra added.

“As a son, definitely I would like to see him as a chief minister. But as a resident of the state, his last regime had a very good governance, this time also, if he becomes the chief minister, whatever corruption and misrule during the BJP rule will be corrected by him. In the interest of the State also, he should become the CM,” Yathindra said.


The counting of votes began at 8 am today amid tight security.

The exit polls which were out after voting ended on May 10 predicted a hung assembly with some showing Congress returning to power with a majority. Most of the exit polls had predicted that the BJP will fall short of the halfway mark, 113.

Congress is expected to have a clear edge in Karnataka in the assembly elections held on Wednesday with four exit polls giving it a full majority and some predicting a hung assembly with an advantage to the party.

(With ANI inputs)


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