Yathindra Siddaramaiah won comfortably from Varuna constituency, beating his closest rival Thotadappa Basavaraju from the BJP by over 45,000. His father Siddaramaiah vacated the Varuna seat for his younger son.
A pathologist by profession, he has net assets of worth Rs 230030043.0 (23 crores) and liabilities worth Rs. 87847109.0 ( 8 crores). Yathindra is contesting elections with Indian National Congress just like his father.
A Congress bastion, Siddaramaiah, in the last election, easily defeated Karnataka Jana Paksha's (KJP) Kapu Siddalingaswamy and Cheluvaraj of the JD(S) by a comfortable margin of 29,641 votes (18.45 per cent), securing 52.53 per cent of the total votes polled. The seat witnessed a voter turnout of 82.43 per cent.
Yatheendra explained that in the last one-and-a-half years, he has travelled across the constituency familiarising himself with local issues and people.