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Karnataka CM left red-faced as woman kisses him at public event

BENGALURU || Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was left in a state of embarrassment on Sunday when at a public event, he was caught on camera with a young woman pecked him on the cheek at a programme.

sidhtThe overwhelmed gesture came from one Girija Srinivas, a panchayat member from Chikmagalur district, after the Chief Minister felicitated her at the programme organised by the Kuruba community, reported local dailies. The Chief Minister hails from Kuruba community.

Before he could react, she disappeared from the stage, reports said.

“He is like my father. I met him for the first time. I could not control the excitement. I kissed him. Nothing wrong in it,” she was quoted as saying by the local media.