Bengaluru, April 25: Karnataka's Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday filed his nomination from Badami segment in Bagalkot district against BJP's tribal leader B. Sreeramulu for the May 12 Assembly elections.
Both Siddaramaiah and Sreeramulu have also filed their nominations from Chamundeshwari in Mysuru and Molakamuru (ST) in Chitradurga district on April 20 and 21 respectively.
Siddaramaiah, 69, is the only candidate of the ruling Congress to contest two seats, in the state's south and north.
High drama prevailed in the historic town of Badami as Siddaramaiah, sporting a yellow turban, drove to the election office ahead of a huge procession, and witnessed by hundreds of people from across the backward district.
State party leaders S.R. Patil and C.M. Ibrahim were present on the occasion.