Bengaluru: Siddaramaiah, a staunch socialist, is all set for the second stint as the 24th Chief Minister of Karnataka. Hailing from a humble background, Siddaramaiah rose to the highest position by taking on the feudal and casteist forces.
He is the most popular mass leader and enjoys the support of the majority of MLAs in the Congress unit of Karnataka. Rahul Gandhi has stated that he personally likes and respects him.
Siddaramaiah is one of the few politicians of the country who takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, RSS. His poignant attacks on saffron forces has raised his stature in Congress and masses.
Seventy-five-year-old Siddaramaiah was born on August 12, 1948 at Siddarama Hundi, a remote village in Varuna Hobli of Mysuru district. He hails from a poor farming Kuruba (shephard) community. After doing BSc in Yuvaraja College, he pursued LLB at Mysore University and practiced law for some time. He joined Congress in 2006 and became 22nd CM of K’taka from 2013 to 2018.