Bangalore: A mine owner of Bellary and local
BJP leader Tapal Ganesh on Monday decided to quit BJP, which he
joined in November 2011, protesting against the saffron
party`s failure to dump mining baron G Janardhana Reddy and
Ganesh was brought into the party by state unit BJP
leaders when its former minister B Sreeramulu contested the
Bellary Rural bypoll as an independent with the promise that
the jailed Janardhana Reddy, his brother Karunakara Reddy and
their associates would not remain in the party.
In a letter to BJP state unit President K S Eswarappa,
Ganesh said he was embarassed to remain in the party in which
the Reddy brothers continue to remain. BJP had not honoured
its promise of removing them from the party, he said.
Ganesh has been fighting the Reddy brothers for their
alleged involvement in illegal mining in Karnataka,
particularly in Bellary district.