B Sriramulu

  • LS polls: Does the 'tainted' Sriramulu stand a chance in Bellary? April 15, 2014

    Bellary: As Karnataka goes to polls this week, CNN-IBN takes a look at Bellary, better known as the mining republic of India. It's in the news mostly for all the wrong reasons like the illegal mining mafia. This time around, the BJP's lone face in the area, B Sriramulu, is...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Cheating case registered against Sriramulu April 14, 2014

    A case of cheating involving Rs 2.96 crore has been registered against BJP Bellary candidate B Sriramulu on a complaint by a functionary of his previous party BSR Congress who claimed he was promised a ticket by him to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Sriramulu, who joined BJP recently, had issued...
  • LS polls: EC raids Sriramulu's aides house, recovers Rs 45 crore April 13, 2014

    Bellary: The Election Commission officials are conducting raids across Bellary district. They have already recovered cash, cheques and saving certificates worth Rs 45 crore from a local trader called Babulal alias Chor Babulal. The EC officials are now raiding the house of a relative of Hospet BJP MLA Anand Singh....
  • Bellary: Rajnath promises steel capital, Rahul a China of Karnataka April 11, 2014

    Bellary: The BJP national president Rajnath Singh campaigned for the party candidate B Sriramulu in Bellary on Thursday. Addressing a public meeting he said "If we come to power, we will make Bellary a steel capital of Karnataka". The response to this statement was quick. Congress MLA and Union Railways...
  • Sriramulu surrenders before court in poll code violation case March 24, 2014

    Former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu, who joined the BJP recently to contest Bellary Lok Sabha seat, on Monday surrendered before a court in Bellary which had issued a Non-Bailable Warrant against him in a case relating to poll code violation during Assembly polls last year. Sriramulu appeared before the Judicial Magistrate...
  • Key Candidates: 'Tainted' threesome Jagan, Yeddyurapppa and Sriramulu March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Several high profile 'tainted' people are also trying their luck in the Lok Sabha elections. From the South, three such names stand out. YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurrappa from Shimoga and the infamous Bellary Reddy brothers...
  • BJP says it is united even after Sushma opposed Sriramulu's re-entry March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after senior leader Sushma Swaraj went public with her displeasure over the induction of BSR chief baron B Sriramulu in the party, BJP on Sunday said the party stands united and is working together to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of the country. "I have...
  • Jaitley criticises Sushma for tweeting against Sriramulu's re-induction March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley indirectly hit out at party leader Sushma Swaraj for opposing the re-induction of BSR Congress leader B Sriramulu into the party. Jaitley said that the leaders must not divert attention from larger issues. He has reportedly raised the issue at the...
  • Bellary blues for BJP again March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: It is Bellary trouble for the BJP again. Since 2004, Bellary and the BJP have been inseparable in Karnataka politics. It is common knowledge that the BJP came to power on its own in the South of Vindhyas for the first time because of the money and muscle...
  • BJP likely to decide on Modi's UP seat; dissent over Sriramulu remains March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's Central Election Committee will meet on Saturday morning to decide on its fourth list of Lok Sabha candidates. But ahead of that crucial meet, the dissent within the party sparked by former BSR Congress Chief B Sriramulu rejoining the party, is now public. Senior BJP...
  • B Sriramulu back in BJP, likely to contest LS polls from Bellary March 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The BJP in Karnataka is almost back to its 2008 position with the inclusion of former minister B Sriramulu into the party. Sriramulu has been a close friend of infamous Reddy brothers of Bellary who have been charge sheeted in the mega mining scam. The head of the Reddy...
  • CBI arrests Bellary Reddys' party MLA September 19, 2013

    Bangalore: The CBI has arrested another MLA of the jailed G Janardhan Reddy group in Karnataka in the Belekeri illegal iron ore export case. The MLA, Suresh Babu of the BSR Congress party, is also a nephew of infamous Reddys' close aide B Sriramulu. He represents Kampli Assembly segment in...
  • Karnataka: Reddys, BSY in funding row March 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Mining barons Reddy brothers are generally believed to have bankrolled Bharatiya Janata Party to come to power in Karnataka. Now their loyalist has been caught on video claiming the Reddys had given around Rs 250 crore to BJP's first chief minister BS Yeddyurappa for the purpose. The video footage aired...
  • Karnataka: Reddy loyalist may float new party December 8, 2011

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in deep trouble in Karnataka after its rebel leader Sriramulu's landslide victory in the Bellary bypoll. Sriramulu, a supporter of Reddy brothers, has now claimed the support of 14 MLAs in the state, and has indicated that he may float his own party. "I have...
  • K'taka: Reddy aide Sriramulu wins Bellary bypoll December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Independent candidate B Sriramulu on Sunday won Bellary (Rural) Assembly bypoll in Karnataka by more than 47,000 votes. It's a huge blow for the ruling BJP in Karnataka as the rebel candidate and Janardhana Reddy aide B Sriramulu won the crucial bypoll by a huge margin. Sreeramulu, a close associate...
  • Bellary bypoll: Sriramulu takes early lead December 4, 2011

    New Delhi: A huge blow for the ruling BJP in Karnataka as the rebel candidate and Janardhana Reddy aide B Sriramulu is on course for a huge victory in the Bellary bypolls while the ruling BJP has routed in the mining heartland. 14 rounds of counting are over and final...
  • Voting begins for Bellary bypoll in Karnataka November 30, 2011

    Bellary: Voting began on Wednesday for bypoll to Bellary (Rural) Assembly segment where the ruling BJP is locked in a bitter contest with rebel leader B Sriramulu, who is seeking reelection as an independent. People started casting ballot amid a thick security blanket with some 2,500 personnel, including central paramilitary force,...
  • More trouble for BJP ahead of Bellary bypoll November 9, 2011

    Bangalore: In what could be the first indication of a battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Reddy brothers, former Karnataka health minister B Sriramulu has decided the contest the Bellary bypoll as an independent candidate. The BJP is facing one of its toughest political battles just a day...
  • Sriramulu to contest Bellary bypoll November 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Former state health minister B Sriramulu who resigned from the BJP will now stand as an independent candidate in the Bellary bypoll to be held on November 30. This will be a strong test for BJP as bellary is a Reddy stronghold. Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa...
  • Cancel Reddy brothers' mining lease: SC panel January 7, 2011

    New Delhi: A fourmember Supreme Court appointed committee has recommended the cancellation of a mining lease to their Obulapuram mine in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, bordering Bellary. The committee was asked to submit a report on the alleged illegal mining activities in the Bellary Reserve Forest area. The Obulapuram Mining Company...
  • Plea to disqualify Reddys as MLAs sent to EC June 4, 2010

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj forwarded a complaint to disqualify the Reddy brothers from the state Assembly on grounds of conflict of interest to the Election Commission of India on Wednesday. "It is a fit case for reference to the Election Commission for its opinion under article 192(2) of the...
  • BJP MLC held for assaulting Congress worker May 15, 2008

    Bellary: Police on Thursday launched a hunt for BJP leader and former Karnataka minister B Sriramulu in connection with an attack on a Congress activist and arrested the party MLC G Janardhana Reddy in this connection, a top police official said. Reddy, a mines owner, was later released on bail, Superintendent...