Going purely by the Gregorian calendar, which may or may not be the one they use in the Deve Gowda household, H.D. Kumaraswamy is in the last fortnight of his stint as chief minister of Karnataka.
After promising the moon and more, the youthful CM has spent the better part of his tenure burnishing his image, sleeping around in the villages, popping up for the flashbulbs. Dozens of scandals have dogged the administration, and the spectre of sleaze has hung over the reigning family like a thick smog.
His son Nikhil Gowda has been in the news for the wrong reasons, and HDK himself has been accused of making strange incursions. The BJP has been kept on the tenterhooks all through the last three months on the “transfer of power”, and in a rather late epiphany, Kumaraswamy has said the alliance has cost the JDS its secular image.
So, what is the one question you are dying to ask the son of the son of the soil, Haradanahalli Devegowda Kumaraswamy? Please keep your questions short and civil.