The BJP party’s chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa has told, Gali Janardhan Reddy, the scam tainted politician who has spent three years in jail over corruption charges, will campaign for the BJP in the Karnataka assembly elections.
This assertion comes days after BJP president Amit Shah’s emphatic denial that the party had nothing to do with the mining baron often called the ‘King of Ballari’.
Janardhan Reddy will support the BJP in two-three districts, said Mr Yeddyurappa, adding that “it will be helpful for us”.
He further said, “who all are going to support our candidates, we must take their help. This is such a crucial time.”
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi told in an election rally in Karnataka’s Bantwal today, ”the Reddy brothers have stolen Rs.35,000 crore from the people of Karnataka yet the BJP has given them tickets. And Narendra Modi talks about removing corruption”.
“I will be very careful (about the Reddy brothers) while forming the government,” he finally says.