2018 assembly polls most likely my last election: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday indicated that the 2018 assembly polls could “most?likely” be his last election

He also hinted at choosing Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru — the place that gave him ‘political rebirth’ — for the election

“People in Chamundeshwari have made me win five times..

so the people from there are asking me to contest from?that constituency,” Siddaramaiah told reporters in Mysuru

“The next election will most likely be my last?one. So there is an opinion that I should be contesting?from the constituency that gave me political rebirth,” he said, adding “I am yet to decide it.”

Earlier during the 2013 assembly polls, Siddaramaiah?had said that it was his last election

The Congress has already announced that Siddaramaiah? would be the party’s face during the 2018 Assembly polls

Making his debut in the Assembly in 1983, Siddaramaiah got elected from Chamundeshwari on a?Lok Dal Party ticket. He has won from the constituency five?times and seen defeat twice

Siddaramaiah represents Varuna constituency after it came into existence in 2008 following the reorganisation of constituencies

Speculations are rife that the chief minister is keen?on fielding Yatindra from Varuna, who is “taking care” of the constituency on his father’s behalf.