G. Karunakara Reddy

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G. Karunakara Reddy
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Bellary
In office
2004–2008
Preceded by Kolur Basavanagoud
Succeeded by J. Shantha
MLA in Karnataka
In office
1957-1962
Preceded by Parameshwara Naik P T
Succeeded by M. P. Ravindra
Constituency Harapanahalli
Majority 25218
Personal details
Born (1962-04-10)10 April 1962
Bellary, Karnataka, India
Citizenship India
Nationality Indian
Political party Lotus BJP Bharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s) G. Vanaja
Parents G. Chenga Reddy and G. Rukmanamma
Alma mater Veerashaiva College
Occupation Social Worker , Businessperson

G. Karunakara Reddy (born 10 April 1962) is an Indian politician from the state of Karnataka . He was previously a member of the 14th Lok Sabha from the Bellary constituency as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Karnataka Politics[edit]

In the 2008 assembly elections, he contested against Congress leader and former deputy chief minister of Karnataka M.P. Prakash from Harpanahalli constituency in Davanagere District and won by a margin of over 25218 votes. He and his younger brother G. Janardhana Reddy, a MLC from Bellary, were subsequently made ministers in the BJP government led by B. S. Yeddyurappa, when the latter needed the support of a section of MLAs loyal to the Reddy brothers.[1][2][3][4]

After D. V. Sadananda Gowda of the BJP took over as CM from Yeddyurappa following the Lokayukta report on illegal mining in 2011,[5] Subsequently, Yeddyurappa broke away from the BJP to form the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) and later joined BJP back in 2014

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