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‘I Have Broken My Back Campainging In Bangalore’

The former Karnataka chief minister can still surprise, nine years after he stepped down

‘I Have Broken My Back Campainging In Bangalore’
‘I Have Broken My Back Campainging In Bangalore’
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Nine years after he stepped down as chief minister, S.M. Krishna can still surprise when he goes out to campaign. The crowds, as one of his critics in the Congress says, “seem to still remember his administration. Surprising.”  Sulking after being sidelined in the selection of candidates for the assembly elections, Krishna sent his message to the party bigwigs by absenting himself from the release of the manifesto. He preferred campaigning in Hebbal, where the grandson of his sometimes-hot-sometimes-cold friend, C.K. Jaffer Sharief, has been fielded. A.K. Antony and Ambika Soni later held a long discussion with him. Excerpts from an interview with Imran Qureshi:

Lots of unhappiness in the Congress...

I think the Congress has done things its own way, as in the past. Doesn’t surprise me.

Why are you not campaigning as before?

Rubbish. I am campaigning. My back has almost broken in the last four days, campaigning in Bangalore. This...

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