Dear God: Do the Reddy Brothers pray like me?

It doesn’t hurt to pray, goes the old saying, more so if you are the bruised and battered leader of God’s Own Party.

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa, who, like the former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda, spends an inordinate amount of time going to temples and mutts, cavorting with godmen and astrologers, and in conducting homas, havans and yagnas to ward off the evil omens and Reddys threatening his government, takes a dip at the Triveni sangama during the Poornakumbha Mela near T. Narasipur on Saturday.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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