A ready reckoner to the protagonists of the ongoing tamasha in Bangalore.
Intrigued by the drama in Karnataka? Here's a who's who to help you understand its protagonists better.
BS Yeddyurappa: Karnataka's chief minister was once a lemon vendor plying his trade on a cycle. He then got promoted as a writer (clerk) at a rice mill. The mill owner gave his daughter in marriage to him. (She fell into a sump and died later). Yeddyurappa was the only BJP legislator in the Karnataka assembly in the 1980s. He soldiered on bravely, till the party grew big enough to be able to dream of forming a government. In 2005, he helped the JD(S) dislodge the Congress government. His power-sharing arrangement was a daily nightmare, and at the end of 20 months, when he was to become chief minister, Kumaraswamy simply refused to hand over the reins to him. Within his own party, the Reddy brothers routinely twisted his arm, and in October 2009, even forced him to drop Shobha Karandlaje (rumoured toRead More »from Karnataka Drama: Who’s Who