Janardhana Reddy's arrest a Congress conspiracy: Sadananda Gowda

Janardhana Reddy's arrest a Congress conspiracy: Sadananda Gowda

"The party will evolve a strategy to counter the conspiracy", Gowda told reporters at Jindal Aiport en route to Koppal to be present during filing of nominations by BJP candidate Karadi Sanganna for the September 26 bypoll.

Gowda said he would meet BJP high command leaders in Delhi tomorrow to discuss the situation arising out of Reddy's arrest, who is now lodged in a jail in Hyderabad. He said the arrest will have no impact on the BJP poll prospects in the Koppal bye-election.

Gowda held discussions with District Deputy Commissioner Aditya Amlan Biswas and Superintendent of Police Chandrakant Gupta over the unruly incidents that took place on Sept six during the Bellary bandh called by Reddy's supporters.

State unit BJP President K S Eswarappa and Minister for Rural Development Jagadish Shettar are accompanying Gowda. Shettar was closetted with G Somasekhara, brother of Janardhana Reddy for about twenty minutes.

Janardhana and his brother-in-law B V Srinivasa Reddy, Managing Director of Obalapuram Mining Company were arrested by CBI on September5 for alleged illegal mining.The two are presently in 14 day judicial custody in Hyderabad.

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