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2018 assembly polls most likely my last election: Siddaramaiah

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

india Updated: Jul 15, 2017 20:35 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Bengaluru
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File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah.(PTI)

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah indicated on Saturday that the 2018 assembly polls could “mostlikely” be his last election.

He also hinted at choosing Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru -- the place that gave him ‘political rebirth’ -- for the election.

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

“The next election will most likely be my lastone. So there is an opinion that I should be contestingfrom the constituency that gave me political rebirth,” he said, adding “I am yet to decide it.”

Earlier during the 2013 assembly polls, Siddaramaiahhad 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 aLok Dal Party ticket. He has won from the constituency fivetimes 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 keenon fielding Yatindra from Varuna, who is “taking care” of the constituency on his father’s behalf.

First Published: Jul 15, 2017 20:35 IST