Reddy brothers arrive in Delhi

While Karnataka Tourism Minister Janardhan Reddy arrived here on Friday, his brothers—Revenue Minister Ka­r­unakara Reddy and MLA So­mashekhara Reddy—landed on Saturday.

Their visit triggered interest as it was timed around the publication of the excerpts of an interview of their “godmother” and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj who sought to put the blame on her colleague Arun Jaitley for the growth of the mining magnates.

However, sources said the visit had nothing to do with the Swaraj remarks as the visit was scheduled earlier.

Meanwhile, in an apparent snub to Swaraj, party chief Nitin Gadkari said the BJP follows democratic procedure of government formation in states when it is voted to power.

"The party leader is elected by the BJP legislature party in the presence of a team of central observers. The chief minister, in exercise of his constitutional prerogative, forms his cabinet in consultation with the party's central and state leadership," Gadkari said.

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