Alike diamond studded watch row, Karnataka CM returns gold medal, memento to avoid controversy

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah returned a gold medal and memento presented by the leaders of Reddy community, in a bid to avoid being embroiled in yet another controversy, alike the criticism he received for accepting a diamond studded Hublot Watch from a friend. The gold medal was being presented for the 'pro-people and development oriented budget' that was presented in the State Assembly but the latter returned the medal saying he did not wish to fall victim to another controversy.