Bagalkot: Principal seer of Basava Dharma, Mahadeshwar Swamy on Wednesday suggested that former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Karnataka CM Yediyurappa should come together and form a political party.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday Mahdeshwar Swamy added that the national political parties cannot work for the development of the state and that these two leaders should come together and form a regional party in the best of interest of Karnataka.

The swamy also gave the example of neighboring state of Tamil Nadu adding that the regional parties have successfully transformed and developed the state without the support of national parties.

He also offered support to the two leaders if they come together and discuss the matter to give a thought about the idea of uniting in the interest of the state.

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Ranchi, Oct 18: Having lost nine successive tosses in Asia, an exasperated South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won't mind sending "someone else" in his place for the toss of the coin in the third and final Test against India, beginning here Saturday.

South Africa have struggled in Indian conditions and not winning the toss in the first two Tests has only made things tougher for them. Opting to bat in Visakhapatnam and Pune, India put up 500-plus totals to virtually bat the visitors out of the game.

"We really want to make sure that we compete with this team in their own conditions. We have done it in stages in the first Test. So, hoping that we can start with the toss tomorrow.

"Probably we will change... send someone else to the toss tomorrow. I can give you that... because my records so far has not been great," said du Plessis, in a lighter vein, on the eve of the game.

Du Plesiss said "anything is possible" if his side get to bat first.

"If you put big runs in the first innings, that's where it need to stop. Then anything from there is possible. Hopefully that will unfold in the next couple of days and hopefully we can put some runs on.

"The pitch looks a little bit drier and crustier so first innings runs will be vital and then anything from there is possible in the second innings," the South African skipper added.