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The News Minute | February 19, 2015 | 4.19 pm IST Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appears to be following in former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's footsteps when it comes to his preferred mode of travel. As it turns out, Siddaramaiah's expenses on helicopters are proportionate to Yeddyurappa's. In one-and-a-half years, Siddaramaiah's expenses are half of what Yeddyurappa's bills were during his three-year tenure. At this rate, Siddaramaiah's helicopter bills may just exceed the money spent by Yeddyurappa, slightly over Rs 42 crore, and was even known to have choppers on stand-by at the cost of Rs 53 lakh on occasion.  RTI activist T Narasimha Murthy had asked for data on how many chopper rides the CM had taken since becoming chief minister. He had applied on November 7, 2014, and information was provided to him accordingly. Here's what he found: Tweet
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