Life is a cycle. What goes up, must come down.

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa trips and falls during a cycle jatha against rising prices in Bangalore in the run-up to local elections on Friday morning. Only pseudo-secular elements would discover the faint hint of a smile on the faces of a couple of BJP men watching the CM’s tangled feet.

However, the CM’s supporters will be delighted to see this piece of evidence of Yediyurappa’s cycling abilities in Indore, exactly a month ago, on 18 February.

Photographs: Sudhakar Jain/ Karnataka Photo News

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