G. Karunakara Reddy

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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 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.[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).

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