Amid electioneering, Siddaramanahundi erupts in joy

Amid electioneering, Siddaramanahundi erupts in joy

Amid electioneering, Siddaramanahundi erupts in joy

Joy knew no bounds for some of the villagers at Siddaramanahundi the native of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here on Thursday, when the latter came to  cast his vote.

Siddaramaiah was setting his foot again after a gap of 11 months, as he had not visited his native ever since he took the oath as chief minister of the State on May last.

Siddaramaiah was accorded a rousing welcome when he arrived at the Siddarameshwara Temple, near the village entrance. 

Supporters erupted in joy bursting fire crackers near the temple, while on the other side, the busy electorate was hurrying towards the polling booth, located a few yards away, to make their choice. The village entrance was also decorated with mango leaves.Siddaramaiah who offered customary puja, later walked towards booth number 82 to exercise his franchise. 

He had lunch at his staunch supporter and former ZP member Kempeeraiah’s house, before returning to Mysore. Siddaramaiah later went to Bangalore by the same flight.

Siddu’s wife did not vote

While Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cast his vote, his wife Parvathi who is a voter of the same Varuna Assembly constituency, coming under Chamarajanagar LS segment, did not exercise her franchise. According to the voter’s list, Parvathi is a voter (Part 82, serial number 276, aged 58) at Siddaramanahundi, which is followed by her older son Rakesh (Part 82, serial number 284). Rakesh took part in the electoral exercise at the same booth preceding his father, while Parvathi was not to be seen.