Cong is confident but why Siddaramaiah wants two seats?

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Bangalore, April 1: Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah has sought nominations from two constituencies in Mysore. Why would he want to contest for the Assembly elections from two seats when the Congress is so confident of good win in Karnataka?

The reason for Siddaramaiah's intention lies in the intent of other leaders in the Congress. He has been a forcefull leader of the opposition in the Assembly and being the leader of the legislature party, Siddaramaiah is natural claimant for the post of the chief minister.

But there are too many in the Congress, who want to be the chief minister of Karnataka. Their intention would be to see that Siddaramaiah is defeated in the elections and out of CM's race.

Siddaramaiah is a honest and intelligent politician, and knows that his own party leaders would sabotage his election. So, he his not taking chances and wants to contest from Varuna and Chamundashwari seats in Mysore.

Last month, Siddaramaiah showed his simpler and candid style, which is not liked by many Congress leaders.

Speaking at a seminar on 'the status of marginalized sections of society' organized to celebrate his 40 years in politics, he said, "I cannot declare myself as a 100 percent honest man. I don't have that moral courage. People give us money for polls. These days, you have to bring people, give them food and money to attend political rallies. We have to do this besides preserving our principles and ideologies. People gave me money for by-polls. To that extent, I am corrupt. If I don't admit it, I'll be a hypocrite. I don't want to be a hypocrite.''

He had also said that he wants to retire from electoral politics after he turns 70 years because he was fed up with the rampant corruption in the electoral system. "You can't win an election without money. I feel everybody is involved in willfully violating the laws,'' he had admitted.

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