Reddy to re-enter politics, claims will be cleared of all charges soon

Former minister G Janardhan Reddy on Monday expressed confidence that he will soon be absolved of all corruption charges in the illegal mining case, paving way for his re-entry into politics.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Reddy said that he would also spell out his next political move on December 5. "I will be making an announcement on December 5 about what I am to be doing next politically," he said.

His statement comes in the wake of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which was probing the illegal mining case in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, deciding to wind up its investigations.

Dismissing speculations that he has distanced himself from the BJP, Reddy said that he was very much with the saffron party. "Both the central and state leaders such as Pralhad Joshi have made it very clear that I am still with the party. I have not been expelled or suspended," he added.

Reddy, however, expressed regret over having entered politics. "As a child, I had always wanted to be part of films. But, I accidentally entered politics, which has landed me in deep trouble. But, this does not mean that I will quit politics. I will very much be part of it," he added.

He also said that he will be foraying into filmmaking from March 2018 onwards. "I will be producing a big budget film. The logistics are still being worked out."

Reddy said that he had to venture into films next year, as the "timing" was not right at this juncture.

Incidentally, Reddy has rendered his voice to a music video, where he is seen singing the 'Nada Geethe'. He launched the 5-minute music video, which has been conceptualised by Ayyappa P Sharma, on the even of Kannada Rajyotsava.

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