He came, he filed, he left…

BADAMI: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah emulated another Backward Classes leader and late chief minister S Bangarappa as he handed in his nomination papers, addressed one rally, and left the rest to his confidants here on Tuesday.  

Mr Bangarappa, who represented Soraba constituency for more than 25 years, stuck to this schedule during Assembly polls in the '80s and '90s. 

Flanked by KPCC working president S R Patil, local legislator B B Chimmanakatti – with whom he had earlier discussed strategy – and former Union minister C M Ibrahim, Mr Siddaramaiah arrived at the returning officer's office at the 11th hour on the last day for submission of nomination papers but not before spending a couple of hours discussing strategy in Mr Chimmanakatti's residence.  

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