G. Karunakara Reddy
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.
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 27000 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.
After D. V. Sadananda Gowda of the BJP took over as CM from Yeddyurappa following the Lokayukta report on illegal mining in 2011, Subsequently, Yeddyurappa broke away from the BJP to form the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP).
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- "Poll panel gives Reddys hard time". Deccan Herald.
- "The Revenge Of The Reddy Republic". Tehelka.
- "Bellary barons, Karnataka kings". The Telegraph, Calcutta, India.
- "Report details Reddys' rule over 'Republic of Bellary'". The Hindu. 28 July 2011.