But will the Congress manage to fight anti-incumbency in the one of the few states it governs in India following the Modi wave?
The entire country seems unusually invested in the election in Karnataka.
A total of 15 women candidates, including former Bengaluru Mayor Padmavati (Rajajinagar) and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee women's wing president Laxmi Hebbalkar (Belagavi Rural), have made it to the list.
Meanwhile, sitting Shanti Nagar MLA NA Haris have been forced to wait after the seat was left for the second list.
The plans of CM Siddharamaiah's close aide and Mysuru District Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa to get a ticket for his son Sunil Bose from T.Narasipur has been spiked.
Monsoon 2018: At 97 Per Cent, Normal Monsoon this Year, Says IMD
Ramesh said about the nation that the country does not face lacking rainfall throughout monsoon season on this 2019. Private weather forecasting agency Skymet has said rainfall in 2018 will be normal at 100 per cent of the LPA.
Supreme Court advocate and CM Siddaramaiah's legal adviser Brijesh Kalappa vented his frustration over missing out on the Madikeri seat to fellow lawyer and a newcomer to the party HS Chandramouli.
Supporters of Gayathri Shanthegowda in Chikkamagalur, Karnataka, went on a rampage and broke all the chairs as their leader's name did not appear in the first list of candidates released by the Congress ahead of Karnataka Assembly Election.
While Chandrakant B Patil will contest from Bagalkot, G Somashekhara Reddy - the brother of tainted mining baron G Janardhan Reddy - got the ticket from Bellary City. It is a big test for both the Congress and the BJP. He wondered why the Congress President did not take any action against his party chief in Jammu and Kashmir for the same reason.
An RTI reply has revealed that the ruling Congress has spent a staggering Rs 56 crore of public money between December 1 to March 30. Several disgruntled leaders threatened to resign from the primary membership of the party, and many trained their guns on chief minister Siddaramaiah.