Gone are the days when state assembly elections are fought on local issues, with a fierce fight between local leaders. Now the state elections are used as dress-rehearsal for the bigger general elections. Karnataka assembly election campaigns so far have seen personal fights between Siddaramaiah and Yogi, Siddaramaiah and Modi, Siddaramaiah and Amit Shah. There were very few battles between local boys Siddaramaiah and Yeddyurappa! Mail Today cartoon.