BJP Fields Ex-Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy’s Brother, Says “Compromise”

BJP Fields Ex-Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy's Brother, Says 'Compromise'

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G Janardhan Reddy is out on bail after spending three years in jail

New Delhi:  The BJP second record of 82 names launched this night contained a shock candidate — Gali Somashekhara Reddy fielded from Bellary Metropolis — which drew fast jeers from the Congress. Fifty-two-year-old G Somashekhara Reddy is the youngest of Reddy brothers, mining barons for whom the iron ore-rich district of Bellary was residence turf. State BJP spokesperson Vivek Reddy advised NDTV that the celebration has “made a compromise” by fielding him because it needed to win the Bellary sea.

Mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy was a minister within the authorities of BS Yeddyurappa, who’s main the BJP marketing campaign within the state. Mr Reddy was eliminated after huge corruption expenses involving unlawful mining in 2011. Somasekhara Reddy, who represented Bellary within the meeting, is accused of bribing a decide within the cash-for bail case that concerned Janardhan Reddy. He’s at present out on bail.

Quickly after the BJP record was out, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted:

The Congress chief was referring to a slip of tongue by BJP chief Amit Shah. Although Mr Shah had rapidly corrected himself, it did not verify the fast circulation of the video clip on social media, principally by Congress supporters.

In the present day, Vivek Reddy stated the BJP has “averted drafting” any candidate convicted of corruption.

“Katta Subramanya Naidu and Krishnaiah Shetty weren’t given any seats within the final meeting elections as a result of they have been going through felony expenses however as a result of they’ve now been acquitted,” he stated, referring to the celebration’s two senior leaders who’ve been given ticket this time from Shivaji Nagar and Malur.

Relating to Somashekhara Reddy, he stated, “I feel the celebration has made one compromise in an effort to be certain that we win the seat… it isn’t throughout the board like Congress… there are 67 complaints towards Siddaramaiah”.

G Janardhan Reddy, who’s out on bail after spending three years in jail, hosted a spectacularly costly wedding ceremony reception for his daughter in 2016, weeks after the federal government introduced notes ban. Estimates of the prices for the perform — which included replicas of well-known temples and 50,000 friends – diversified from 30 to 500 crores.

On April eight, the BJP declared its first record of 72 candidates which included its chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa, and senior leaders KS Eshwarappa and Jagadish Shettar.


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