Bangalore: Former Karnataka minister and BJP
leader B Sreeramulu Monday said he would take a decision on contesting the November 30 Bellary Rural bypoll either as an independent or as BJP candidate after meeting former minister G Janardhana Reddy in prison in Andhra Pradesh tomorrow.
"I will arrive at a decision on either to contest on BJP
ticket or as an independent after seeking suggestion from
Janardhana Reddy in Chanchalaguda Central Prison in Hyderabad
tomorrow.I cannot take a decision unilaterally on the issue,"
he told reporters after the meeting.
Janardhana Reddy is currently lodged in prison in
connection with illegal mining case.
Though BJP observers had called on Sreeramulu in Bellary
yesterday to try to convince him to contest as BJP candidate,
he has not made any commitment on the issue.
The election was necessitated after Sriramulu resigned
from his Assembly membership in August, apparently miffed at
being denied a ministership.
Sriramulu had stated he resigned because his self-respect
suffered a setback after his name figured in the Lokayukta
report on illegal mining.