News2News.in Explainer: Siddaramaiah has won the race for the post of Chief Minister of Karnataka. On the other hand, DK Shivkumar, a strong contender for the post of CM, had to be satisfied with the post of Deputy CM. The special thing is that DK Shivakumar had claimed that if he gets the post of CM, he can get 20 to 25 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as well. Despite this, it was not easy for the Congress high command to ignore Siddaramaiah. This was the reason that Siddaramaiah’s name was finally announced for the post of CM. Now the question arises that which card did Siddaramaiah have, which changed the political chessboard. In News2News.in Explaner, we will tell you how Siddaramaiah overpowered DK Shivakumar. Also, will shed light on Siddaramaiah’s life and political career.
Former Chief Minister of Karnataka and had held the post since 2013. A lawyer by profession, Professor Nanjunda Swamy started his political career in Samajwadi Yuvajana Sabha. He worked as a junior advocate till 1978. He held various positions in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He is an important political figure of the Indian National Congress. Prior to this he served as the leader for JDS and became the Deputy Chief Minister for the state on two occasions.
Siddaramaiah was born 12 August 1948 (age ) Mysore
Party Name- Indian National Congress
Father’s Name- Siddaram Gowda
Mother’s Name- Borama Gowda
Wife’s Name- Parvati Siddaramaiah
Wife’s Occupation- Housewife
Sons- Yatindra Siddaramaiah, Rakesh Siddaramaiah (Deceased)
Education – Graduated from the University of Mysore with a Bachelor of Science degree and later obtained a law degree from here.
Important things about Chief Minister Siddaramaiah-
• During the 2023 elections, the veteran leader had claimed that this would be his last vote. He had repeatedly said, ‘I will retire from electoral politics.
• Siddaramaiah belongs to the Kuruba community, the third largest caste in Karnataka, and has previously headed Ahinda (Kannada acronym for Minorities, Backward Classes and Dalits) conferences.
• He is a nine-time MLA, who won the Varuna constituency last week by a margin of 46,163 votes.
• Siddaramaiah represented the Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysore five times in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly—in 1983 as an independent, in 1985 on a Janata Party ticket, in 1994 and 2004 for the Janata Dal, and in 2006 for the Congress with 257 votes. by a small margin.
Left the Janata Dal and joined the Congress party.
Siddaramaiah joined HD Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Sec Mayesi) faction. Meanwhile, he served as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state twice. Interestingly, Siddaramaiah joined the Congress party after Siddaramaiah was ousted in 2005-06, following differences with H D Deve Gowda. He is currently the chairman of the coordination committee, which coordinates the Congress-JDS coalition government.
Siddaramaiah’s parents wanted him to become a doctor but he decided to become a lawyer. Siddaramaiah’s wish is to see Karnataka free from hunger. For this reason, he got Indira Canteen built. After the formation of the government, he provided rice to the poor. In 2018, he presented his 13th state budget, setting a record. In 2010, Siddaramaiah traveled to Ballery in a 320 km Padayat (Ballery Chalo) against the Reddy Brothers to Bangalore. This is a major event in Karnataka politics. Balleri Chalo targeted the ruling BJP on illegal mining and corruption.
Prior History and Achievements
Around 1968, Siddaramaiah was appointed junior advocate under Chikkoborayah, a well-known senior advocate in Mysore. Later, Siddaramaiah also taught law at the Law College. After D Devaraj Urs, Siddaramaiah had completed a full 5-year term as the Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Balleri Chalo Yatra 2010
Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly D Siddaramaiah led the march towards Nelamangala and Tumkur. Hitting out at BJP Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa for taking the padayatra lightly, Siddaramaiah said, Congress has a history of 125 years. It has started many movements in the country. Congress does not need to learn a lesson from this. He said that Yeddyurappa is camping in Delhi to divert the attention of the people on the issue of illegal mining, for which the Congress is insisting on a CBI probe.
political career timeline
2018 Won from Varun constituency and became MLA. He is currently the chairman of the coordination committee, which coordinates the Congress-JDS coalition government.
2013 Siddaramaiah sworn in as the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka. He served in this post till 2018. He was the first Chief Minister of the state.
2008 He was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Varuna constituency.
Won the Chamundeshwari by-election held in December 2006. He defeated M Shivbaspa of JD(S) by just 257 votes.
2005 He joined Indian National Congress after being expelled from JDS. 2004 Then he took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka.
1999 Siddaramaiah lost the assembly elections.
1996 He became the Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka State under former Chief Minister JH Patel.
1994 He was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He was appointed the Finance Minister.
In 1992 he was appointed as the Secretary of Janata Dal.
Defeated by Congress leader M Rajasekhara Murthy in the 1989 assembly elections.
1985 Siddaramaiah contested the mid-term elections and was re-elected from the same constituency. He became the Minister of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services. 1983 Siddaramaiah was elected as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Chamundeshwari constituency. He contested on the ticket of Bharatiya Lok Dal.
1978 Siddaramaiah came in contact with Nanjunda Swamy, a lawyer from Mysore. He urged to contest elections. Later he was elected for Mysore Taluka.
After 1977, he had completed his five-year term.
Said many times, ‘I will retire from electoral politics’
2013: Siddaramaiah first announced that he would soon retire from electoral politics after going as Karnataka candidate. Even after this, he remained associated with politics. In 2018 also, he again talked about his retirement from politics.
2018: During this year’s assembly elections he contested from two different seats i.e. Badami and Chamundeshwari seat. In fact, even during the 2018 assembly elections, Siddaramaiah had made a similar announcement that he would not contest the 2023 state elections. Despite this, he remained active in politics.
2023: Announcing to contest from Varuna, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah announced that the upcoming Karnataka elections to be held on May 10 would be his last electoral battle. As Siddaramaiah said, “I am contesting from Varuna assembly constituency as my parents’ village comes under this constituency. This will be my last election. I will retire from electoral politics. However, the way Congress has made Siddaramaiah the CM, it is certain that it will not be easy for him to retire from politics soon.
This matter fell heavily on DK Shivkumar
Please tell that DK Shivakumar had said that he can win 20 to 25 seats for the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Despite this, the Congress high command expressed confidence in Siddaramaiah that his presence would be of great benefit in the Lok Sabha elections as well. Actually, Siddaramaiah’s experience is much longer as compared to DK Shivakumar. He is well aware of every trick of politics. Not only this, critics say that DK Shivakumar is young, while Siddaramaiah is around 75. But even today his energy shows that he seems fully fit to play a long innings from a political point of view.