Will KCR too go the Siddha way?
With prominent Opposition leaders, mainly Mamata Banerjee, Chandrababu Naidu, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, welcoming the loss of the BJP in Karnataka Assembly, it's speculated that 2019 will be about Modi versus the Rest. Siddaramaiah had made the Karnataka election about him versus Modi. The end result was unpalatable for him.
At a time when almost every prominent anti-BJP regional satrap wants to see himself as an anti-Modi leader, one is tempted to ask if KCR and Mamata too will do it.
"They will likely go into an overdrive to make their respective State elections KCR vs Modi & Mamata vs Modi. Just like in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh "issues" (that appeal to people in the state) will be raised. The issues will themselves flop, but that is not the point. The aim is to raise the leader's profile," observes @Pradip_K_Varma.