Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.
'Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment'- Lao Tzu
Mr.Siddaramaiah, right now the key center face of Congress is facing GT Devegowda, JD(S) at Chanmundeshwari area. He is also contesting from Badami and the press is already dubbing it 'an insurance policy seat' if he faces an upset in Chamundeshwari.
Siddaramaiah is also battling discontent within the party ranks, he has been campaigning extensively with little support from others. Minority appeasement, tickets for party hoppers, being close to the high command all he has drawn adverse comments and views from various groups within the party and in Karnataka. So, sops, speeches, celebrities all play the role in ensuring that each party can get their share of votes to win the elections. He needs every little support he can get his hands on.