A man dressed in white kurta-pajama and wearing a mask was spotted walking out of a government office in Hyderabad in December 2022, five months ahead of the Karnataka elections. The man was rumored to be Sunil Kanugolu, a Congress party member. Photojournalists captured the moment, causing political journalists to speculate about his presence and potential involvement in the upcoming elections. During the Karnataka elections, Kanugolu, who was only recognised by a select few, was working hard leading up to the Congress victory of 135 seats. Kanugolu is a multilingual political strategist who communicates campaign details in several languages, including English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Gujarati. He manages elections and travels across states to do so.