CHURUMURI POLL: Why did Sushma ditch Reddys?

Sushma Swaraj‘s somersault with a mid-air blackflip, on her relationship with the Reddy brothers of Bellary and her role in their political rise and growth, is a mindbending piece of acrobatics in a political theatre that now resembles a ragtag circus where the jokers and jesters have taken over the main show.

By blaming chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Arun Jaitley, Swaraj tests the political memory of those who have seen her riding piggyback on the mining brothers and their “family” associates, like B. Sriramulu, from the time of her election campaign against Sonia Gandhi in 1999 and providing benign protection to their antics subsequently.

Equally amazingly, Yediyurappa supports what Sushma Swaraj says!

Sushma Swaraj now expects the world to believe that she has had nothing to do with the Reddys, that she was actually opposed to their inclusion in the cabinet, etc. She claims she meets them and talks to them on only one day of the year, on Varamahalakshmi habba, and that all has happened has happened courtesy the “others” in the party.

Now that the BJP president Nitin Gadkari has put the onus on the rise of the Reddys to the collective leadership of the BJP at both the State and central levels, two questions arise. One, who was behind the political emergence of the Reddy brothers that has brought such shame to the State on the national canvas?

And two, just why this sudden confession from Sushma Swaraj?

Does the leader of the opposition—whose husband Swaraj Kaushal was appointed the counsel for the State when the heat first got on to the Reddys—have some foreknowledge of what is to come? Or has she been tipped off on “mentions” in the Lok Ayukta report that could put the pressure on her in a season of corruption?

Is this just oneupmanship in the BJP in the run-up to the 2014 elections, as part of which Sushma Swaraj has repeatedly felt the need to take on Jaitley’s mentor, Narendra Damodardas Modi? Or has the BJP, which needed the Reddys to put up candidates and buy up MLAs when there was a shortfall, and ferry them around when there is a crisis, run out of use for them?


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11 Responses to “CHURUMURI POLL: Why did Sushma ditch Reddys?”

  1. Malathi Says:

    What an investigation by the author on the Sushma Swaraj and the Reddys’ association? Without having any proof or even an iota of evidence, how can you come to conclusion that someone is shielding someone?
    I would like to ask the author whether he/she been doing everything in life for profit reason? On what basis one is doubting that Sushma is protecting the Reddys? Has her bank balance or immovable properties have gone up after she began visiting Bellary and the Reddys? Let the investigating agencies find. I am in the media field. I know that she takes nothing except a saree and some fruits when she visits the reddys’ house for Varamahalakshmi vratha. She gets picked and droped by the copters owned by the Reddys. Is that a crime? Is she owning mining leases? Before one comes to conclusion, should do homework well. Assumptions, presumptions and prejudice should not make a story.
    The whole BJP, especially the men, had given an impression that the reddys are what they are because of Sushma. Probably, she is fed up of these allegations and has come out with truth. Why only doubt her? Why not quiz or investigate how many BJP men are the mercy of the Reddys for running their empire?

  2. Deepak Says:

    It is well known that the author is biased against BJP, so this kind of an article is expected. Naturally, the author will write only about Reddy and Sushma only and not about Raul Vinci.

    But the author’s blind bias has also resulted in a ridiculous statement that Modi is Jaitley’s mentor!!!! Hello, Jaitley is the senior leader, not Modi, how can Modi be Jaitley’s mentor. Or did you mean to say the reverse – Jaitley is Modi’s mentor!!??

    As far as Sushma’s so-called somersault, it is clear that it was just a statement in an interview and the media has merrily blown it out of proportion.

  3. kini Says:

    While completing three years in office on Monday, Yeddi and his cronies are having the last laugh!
    From Baba Ramdev to Anna Hazare to every politician in every party as well as the common citizen including the illiterates, is now fully aware of the shameless corruption, nepotism and open loot that tragically continues to happen in Karnataka!
    The BJP is now surely doomed in the south under a selfish trader Gadkari and bunch of ruthless, insensitive dacoits in the state but sad truth is that Karnataka has suffered to such an extent in all aspects infrastructure, growth and daily life that this undisputable ‘Bihar of the South’ will take decades to get back to what it was many decades ago.

  4. madhu Says:


    if my memory is not corrupted, i had read in news papers that sushma had called reddys as her own children, and that reddys had called her as mother, at the time when the whole nation knew that these reddys are looting bellary mines and causing loss of lakhs of crores of money to government and and were involved in the ‘buying’ of each MLAs for around 25 crores whenever there was crisis in bjp govt(i think thrice) showing a new way of killing democracy which also resulted in byelections for these bought MLAs constituency causing much more loss of money, man power and time, including of comman man!!!!

    Now, do you want to justify on behalf of sushma swaraj for these stuff? you qouted yourself as media person, shame of you for being side taking for that politician…

  5. twistleton Says:

    all of the above, perhaps. :)

  6. Yesh / Bugle Says:

    @ Malathi,
    Each and every person the state and in the country know what are reddy brothers upto (this people are the genius of the world who made thousands of crores in no time which even microsoft or walmart could not do) and how sushma swaraj got them up to this stage (history is written about their relationship of Amma and makalu on the form new articles and photos). Now she washes her hands of Reddy’s fearing the upcoming lokayuktha and other judicial probes which i am sure will pinpoint Reddy’s and may also induct BJP and Sushma as the indirect beneficiaries of the Reddy’s loot of Bellary (read it as the glory of Karnataka, Hampi). And you are here giving justification on behalf of the cronies, rather than being a neutral media person who needs to highlight all the scams and lawless state of bellary…….utter shame on you.

  7. Bugle / Yesh Says:

    @ Malathi
    “I know that she takes nothing except a saree and some fruits when she visits the reddys’ house for Varamahalakshmi vratha ” – looks like rather than doing media work you select and buy sarees, fruits (and may be something else too) for Sushma Swaraj. Great !!!!

  8. Nastika Says:

    Revealed: Why Sushma disowned Reddy bros

  9. ado Says:

    “For the remaining 364 days, we have no conversation or communication.”…surely the media can dig up some proof of this blatant lie and hound her for a while….

  10. Malathi Says:

    When I say, let there be reports which can be substantiated with facts and figures, why there is so much sarcasam? There are bad mothers and bad children too. At the same time, there are good mothers having bad children too. Even if some one wants to assume that she is Reddy’s mother (in the way the author means), it doesn’t mean she is corrupt or enjoying the fruits of business of Reddys.
    You put up on this blog, how Ms Swaraj is benefitted by the Reddys, I will accept whatever you say or write. Without proof if you want me to buy your theory, then it is nothing but cock and bull story!

  11. twistleton Says:

    At least this would teach SS to choose her offspring with care :D

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