You win some, you lose some in the great game

Some big guns have been silenced at the hands of people power, bringing under question accepted notions of vintage, big money, star power, and the suspected powers of the excise lobby.

Former chief minister, Dharam Singh, looking to enter the record books from Jevargi; former heavy industries minister, R.V. Deshpande from Haliyal; actor-politician Ambarish from Srirangapatna; former deputy chief minister M.P. Prakash in Harapanahalli; and former chief minister S. Bangarappa, who took on B.S. Yediyurappa in Shikaripura.

churumuri‘s amateur, grassroots surveys had predicted the victories of the first two, but was on the ball with the other three.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News