"Whatever the high command decides, I will abide by it", Siddaramaiah had said on Friday when initial reports of the decision emerged.
"Siddaramaiah, along with his son Yathindra, visited the Chamundeshwari temple atop Chamundi Hills in Mysuru to pray to goddess Durga before filing his nomination", an official from the Chief Minister's Office told IANS here. The chief minister said he has not taken any decision and he will go by the decision of the high command. The people know what I have done for them and they will never forget that, Yeddyurappa said.
Not acceding to Siddaramaiah's reported wish to contest from two seats, Chamundeshwari and Badami, the Congress in its list of candidates for 218 seats announced on April 15, had named Devraj Patil as its nominee from Badami.
Mr. Patil reiterated that Mr. Siddaramaiah was not in favour of contesting from two constituencies.
But issuing of the B-form to Patil has been put on hold.
Siddaramaiah's reported wish to contest from two seats was said to have met with stiff opposition from veteran party leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and Veerappa Moily, after which it was chose to field Patil.
Meanwhile, JD-S state president Kumaraswamy filed his nomination for the state polls from both Channapatna and Ramanagara assembly segments in Ramanagara district, about 50km southwest from here.
The post has reportedly been deleted now.
According to sources, Siddaramaiah has been toying with the idea of contesting from Badami as well, since the seat in Bagalkot has a large Kuruba population - the community to which Siddaramaiah belongs.
Siddaramaiah has said that Chamundeshwari, which elected him five times between 1983 and 2006, is safe for him.
"He has been representing Varuna constituency in Mysuru since 2008, which has now been allotted to his son Yatindra".