Bengaluru North was meant to be contested by the Janata Dal Secular under the seat-sharing arrangement with coalition partner, Congress. There was speculation that the ticket would go to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda. But when he chose Tumakuru instead, the JDS decided to hand the ticket over to the Congress - and the Congress decided that state minister Krishna Byre Gowda would stand. He is up against Sadananda Gowda, union minister and former chief minister, who is the sitting parliamentarian. Maya Sharma reports from the campaign trail.