Thirty-one years ago, when he was eight, his grandmother was standing from coffeeland in a landmark election after she had been defeated in Rae Bareli. In 2009, Congress workers go around in masks of the man who doesn’t want to be prime minister (yet) in a door-to-door campaign in Chikamagalur on Saturday.
Photograph: Karnataka Photo News
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