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`Chief Minister' Siddaramaiah?

By Our Staff Correspondent

MYSORE, SEPT. 15. Will the Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, ever become Chief Minister? This is a perennial question among his supporters in the Mysore region. As if to reassure them, the Union Minister of State for Planning, M.V. Rajashekaran, referred to Mr. Siddaramaiah as "Chief Minister." A slip of the tongue on the part of the Union Minister, however, drew the attention of the guests and the audience alike, provoking the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, to make a remark in a lighter vein.

Wishing Mr. Siddaramaiah luck, Mr. Dharam Singh said: "He is younger to me by 13 years and will get his chance. Politics is a waiting game, and though we fought each other in the past few decades, circumstances have forced us to work together.''

Making his contribution to the discussion, Mr. Siddaramaiah assured Mr. Dharam Singh that Mr. Rajashekaran's blessing would not harm him. Referring to Mr. Dharam Singh's remark, he said: "What the Chief Minister was probably saying was `You are still young and can occupy the post later.'' Whether one became Chief minister or not was in the hands of the people, he added.

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