CM, top party leaders busy with 'poll-vaulting'

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is a man on the move. To give him company, a few of the top Congress leaders associated with various castes and communities are also expected to launch a full-scale campaign with Lok Sabha elections round the corner.

Siddaramaiah will be courting various communities and launching several high-profile projects over the next 48 to 72 hours.

On Sunday, generally reserved for private calls, Siddaramaiah will attend two caste-based  conventions, one of the Uppara community and another of the Yadava community.

Projecting him as the Ahinda (Kannada acronym for backward classes and dalits) leader, the two communities are hosting a State-level convention with the primary participation being from the Congress party. While the Uppara convention will see the chief minister taking the lead, the Yadava convention will see the participation of Union ministers Veerappa Moily and K H Muniyappa.

At the Palace Grounds in Bangalore, KPCC president  G Parameshwara will participate in the Chalavadi (SC right) Mahasabha along with Union minister Mallikarjun Kharge.

Posters of prominent leaders belonging to this caste have been displayed in various parts of the city. Be it Kharge, ministers Sreenivas Prasad, Mahadevappa or Parameshwara, all have found place in the posters. 

This apart, the Karnataka Reddy Janasangha will host a convention, with community leader Ramalinga Reddy and H K Patil taking part in the function.

Siddaramaiah will head to Bagalkot on Sunday for a six-hour visit and then leave for Chikkaballapur to lay the foundation stone for the much-debated Yettinahole project on Monday.

On Saturday, the chief minister had visited his home turf of Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts to inaugurate development works in Gundlupet and Nanjangud. 

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