Siddaramaiah follows YS Rajasekhara Reddy, Modi vulnerable to regional satraps
Siddaramaiah is a typical Congress chief minister akin to YS Rajasekhara Reddy of united Andhra Pradesh. He is a regional satrap in a national party. The electoral history reveals that Modi has been vulnerable if he is pitted against regional leaders. The election results in Bihar and Delhi since 2014 illustrate this.
Congress is normally known for myriad leaders indulging in constant infighting for the chief minister's gaddi. Karnataka is no exception. But, Siddaramaiah through his personalised politics and governance effectively silenced his critics within the party only to emerge as regional satrap in the congress patriarchy.
Narendra Modi led BJP finds it hard to penetrate into states which are firmly under control of regional leaders. Telangana, Andhra Pradesh , Tamil Nadu , West Bengal, Odisha are few such illustrations. Now, Siddaramaiah led congress in Karnataka like YSR Rajasekhara Reddy led congress is more like a regional party. Thus posing a challenge to Modi.