Battle royal

Print edition : May 11, 2018

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah campaigning in the Chamundeshwari constituency in Mysuru, from where he is contesting, on April 16. Photo: M.A. SRIRAM

BJP leaders Amit Shah and B.S. Yeddyurappa before a memorial to freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna in Nandgad village in Belagavi district on April 20. Photo: P.K. Badiger

JD(S) State president H.D. Kumaraswamy with candidate G.T. Devegowda at a road show in Koorgalli in the Chamundeshwari constituency on April 16. Photo: M.A. SRIRAM

In the Karnataka Assembly elections, the national narrative of the BJP as espoused by its star campaigners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, is pitted against the narrative of regionalism and subnationalism put forth by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
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