- Mr Siddaramaiah is known to doze off at the most inconvenient of times
- Today, he zoned out in middle of press conference of his Congress party
- 3 years ago, he fell asleep during a debate on sexual crimes
At the press meet in Bengaluru, he is seen snoozing right next to Venugopal, party general secretary in-charge of Karnataka, who is addressing the media.
Earlier this month, he apparently did it at a Congress coordination committee meeting. When a party leader, Lakshmi Hebbalkar, realized that Mr Siddaramaiah was no longer er... paying attention, she reportedly asked a leader to nudge him.
It appears to be a chronic problem for the 68-year-old, who has been seen struggling to stay awake even during heated debates inside the assembly.
Three years ago, he notably fell asleep during a debate on sexual crimes including the rape of a six-year-old. While the evidence was on camera, he insisted, "I was not sleeping. It is not correct. I was very much attentive and listening." His party did, after all, describe it as being "deep in thought" when another senior Congress leader was caught napping during a debate.
Last year, he had a sleep attack at an Indian Science Congress function addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mysuru University.
According to reports in regional media, the Chief Minister has admitted to a sleep disorder and has tried to cure it with yoga.
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