A fight is brewing over Sudeep's participation in election canvassing. It was reported that Sudeep will be canvassing for chief minister Siddaramaiah (Congress) in Mysuru on May 9 and also for his friend Raju Gowda (BJP). Sudeep was to canvass for them on a personal basis and not idealogically for any party. But there is too much demand for him from everyone it seems. The CM is also contesting from Badami where he is locked in a fight with BJP's Sriramulu.
Reacting to Sudeep's proposed canvassing in Mysuru for Siddaramaiah, he has said that Sudeep is from his community and therefore should support him instead. Sriramulu is also contesting from Molakalmuru in Chitradurga. Reacting to Sriramulu's request to Sudeep to canvass for him the incumbent Molakalmuru MLA Tippeswamy has hit back at Sriramulu. Following the controversy it is to be seen if Sudeep indeed goes for canvassing.
Chitraloka sources said Sudeep was supposed to go for campaign to Siddaramaiah at Mysore and not at Badami. But after this incident he may not go there. Sudeep will however be going to campaign for his friend Raju Gowda.