G. Somashekara Reddy
Who is G. Somashekara Reddy?
G. Somashekara Reddy is an Indian politician from the state of Karnataka associated with the BSR Congress party. He was previously an of the Vidhan Sabha of Karnataka representing the Bellary assembly constituency for the Bharatiya Janata Party.
He is also the chairman of Karnataka Milk Federation. He is a member of the Reddy family that owns the Obulapuram Mining Company with iron ore mining interests in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, and that has been facing allegations of illegal mining in forest lands. His brothers G. Janardhana Reddy and G. Karunakara Reddy had been ministers in the Karnataka state government led by CM B. S. Yeddyurappa of the BJP.
After D. V. Sadananda Gowda of the BJP took over as CM from Yeddyurappa following the Lokayukta report on illegal mining in 2011, Reddy was removed from the BJP's Karnataka state government ministry. Subsequently, Yeddyurappa broke away from the BJP to form the Karnataka Janata Paksha and the Reddy brothers joined up with B. Sriramulu to form the BSR Congress party.
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