Illegal land Mining Scam: Where are the Reddy brothers?

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Bangalore, Jul 28: After the Chief Minister of Karnataka is under pressure from the opposition and his own party BJP to step down, the Reddy Brothers - G Karunakara and G Janardhana have now turned the tables around, and said that they support BJP on their stand to remove BSY as the CM.

"We, including the Reddy brothers, abide by the decision of the party high command for change of leadership in the state. We have conveyed our decision to the state unit president K.S. Eshwarappa," said Health Minister, B Sriramulu.

"No one is above the high command," said Sriramulu when asked if BSY should follow the party's leadership.

Sriramulu and Reddy brothers are amongst those who are indicted in the Lokayukta report submitted by Justice Santosh Hedge and have been recommended prosecution for their alleged involvement in the mining scam. "I will not comment on the Lokayukta probe report as we are yet to get a copy of it. We will respond after studying it. We are pre-occupied with the present developments in the state," said Sriramulu.

Despite the fact that the Reddy brothers claim that they are not a part of the illegal mining scam as they own neither mining license or mines in Karnataka, Justice Hegde's report suggests there is enough evidence to prove charges against all those accused in the export of iron ore and illegal mining from the state.

In past the Reddy brothers and other dissident MLA's unsuccessfully attempted to bring down the Yeddyurappa regime but he escaped the coop every time, but his magic pill to the escape route doesn't seem to be working this time.

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