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Digvijay wants Sushma, Venkaiah 's links with Reddy brothers to be inquired

Jammu, Mon, 05 Sep 2011 ANI

Jammu, Sep 5 (ANI): Commenting on the arrest of former Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhan Reddy, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday said an inquiry should be done on links of BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu's association with the Reddy brothers.


Talking to reporters here, Singh accused Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu of having 'profitable' relations with Karnataka's mining barons, the Reddy brothers.


He also said Reddy brothers were not only indulging in illegal mining, but had also taken protection money from others. They were virtually running an unchallenged empire there.


He further said that Congress has been working hard against corruption in the country but BJP government has not been able to curb corruption in the states where it is in power.


Emphasising that Yoga guru Baba Ram Dev and Anna Hazare are masks of RSS, Digvijay Singh said: "I respects Anna Hazare as he is Gandhian and I have a greatest respect for him, but unfortunately he is surrounded by wrong people."


He further said that civil society Arvind Kejriwal is a government employee and he is collecting money in the name of an NGO.


Earlier in the day, the CBI arrested Janardhan Reddy and Managing Director of Obalapuram Mining Company B V Srinivas Reddy after conducting raids at their premises.


Reddy was among those indicted by the Lokayukta report on illegal mining submitted to the Government on July 27.


Sleuths also raided the premises of Srinivas Reddy in Bangalore.


According to sources, the CBI team led by its DIG, P V Lakshminarayana has taken Janardhana Reddy and Srinivasa Reddy to Hyderabad for further questioning.


The probe agency action comes a day after Reddy's associate and former Karnataka minister B Sreeramulu resigned from his Assembly seat, protesting against the BJP's denial to give him ministerial berth and also keeping Bellary Reddy brothers out of the ministry. (ANI)


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