The Mysuru-Kodagu seat in Karnataka covers the areas earlier ruled by kings - from the Wodeyars of Mysuru - to Chikkaveera Rajendra of Kodagu - to Tipu Sultan, who has been brought back to public consciousness in the 21st century after Karnataka decided to celebrate his birth anniversary. The Lok Sabha seat was fought over by coalition partners in the state - the Janata Dal Secular and the Congress. Both parties wanted the ticket for themselves. The ticket finally went to the Congress, who has fielded CH Vijayshankar. His opponent - the young sitting MP from the BJP, Pratap Simha. Maya Sharma reports from Mysuru.