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Congress complaints to EC against Reddy brothers

Press Trust Of India  |  Chennai/ Hubli 

The Congress in Karnataka has lodged a complaint with the State Election Commission against three ministers - the Reddy brothers and health minister B Sreeramulu for allegedly ‘hijacking’ 600 Bellary district gram panchayat members and keeping them in resorts in Hubli and Dharwad in view of the Dec 18 Legislative council elections.

Janardhana Reddy is the tourism minister,while his brother G Karunakara Reddy is the revenue minister in the BJP government, led by B S Yeddyurappa.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President R V Deshpande told reporters here today that KPCC has also lodged complaints with the Deputy Commissioner, Dharwad District and Police Commissioner, Hubli-Dharwad, to enquire into the matter.

The KPCC has demanded that steps be taken to ensure that the panchayat members be sent back to Bellary.

First Published: Mon, December 14 2009. 00:32 IST