A leg-up for the one is a leg-up for the other

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa‘s long friendship with the State’s BJP chief K.S. Eswarappa is a heart-warming story in a cynical, political landscape. Bosom buddies hailing from the same district, both working their way up in the party, the shared scooter rides, the agitations, the jostling, the egos, and finally, power.

The kinship has went through rocky times when the Reddy Brothers raised a banner of revolt last year and Eswarappa was identified with the rebels, but this image at a foundation-laying ceremony in their hometown on Sunday captures a nearly half-century in one nano-second.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News


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