With BS Yediyurappa resigning as chief minister, an uneasy silence gripped his native village of Bookanakere, in Mandya district.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has undertaken a tour of his home district Shivamogga and constituency Shikaripura this weekend.
In the concluding part of the series, our reporter finds that forests in Shivamogga, which give life to Jog Falls and are home to endangered, rare wildlife, are being cleaved for wider roads.
On Thursday, BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Karnataka chief minister for the third time.
The BJP top brass, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, met earlier tonight to finalise the candidates for the polls.