Karnataka chooses

Southern shock

Print edition : May 31, 2013

Siddaramaiah after he was elected to be the next Chief Minister at the Congress office in Bangalore on May 10. Photo: G. R. N. SOMASHEKAR

Congress workers celebrating the party's victory in Bangalore on May 8. Photo: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI

Party supporters greet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi on May 9. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. Photo: K. MURALI KUMAR

KJP president B.S. Yeddyurappa. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge and Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily. They were in the race for the chief ministership. Photo: PTI

The shoddy performance of the BJP during its five-year rule ensures a stunning victory for the Congress in Karnataka.

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