Gali Janardhana Reddy, a prominent figure in mining and politics, is considering rejoining the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, as per sources close to him.
Previously, Reddy formed the Kalyana Rajya Pragathi Paksha (KRPP) and contested in the Karnataka Assembly elections, impacting the BJP's prospects in the Kalyan Karnataka region. He secured a legislative seat from the Gangavathy constituency.
However, Reddy recently dissolved the factions of his party KRPP, sparking discussions and speculation in Karnataka's political circles.
The recent appointment of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa's son as the State President, despite criticisms of familial influence and corruption allegations, hints at the BJP's readiness to embrace Reddy back into the party fold.
Earlier, the BJP distanced itself from Reddy due to alleged criminal charges against him following his decision to establish his own party.
Despite this, Reddy has not voiced opposition against Yediyurappa and has even praised him, acknowledging the Chief Minister's support in his political journey.
Reports suggest that Vijayendra, associated with the BJP, is eager to facilitate Reddy's return to the party.
Reddy previously played a significant role in bringing the BJP to power in Karnataka in 2008. However, he later faced allegations related to illegal mining, leading to a period of incarceration. The BJP subsequently distanced itself from him, refraining from offering him tickets for electoral contests.
(With Agency Inputs)