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Janardhan Reddy intent on protecting family turf in Ballari

Former Minister and mining baron G. Janardhan Reddy seems to be going all out to retain his family’s hold over Ballari city, and politically reassert himself in his hometown. Mr. Janardhan Reddy, who had distanced himself from politics ever since he was released from jail, is learnt to have held a meeting with his supporters in Bengaluru on Thursday. This gains significance amid speculation that his younger brother G. Somashekar Reddy, a former MLA from Ballari city, is likely to be denied BJP ticket, in the party’s pursuit of a candidate with a “clean image”.     

short by: Nishan Puthran/read more at The Hindu