Upendra as BuddhimanthuduHe is known as one of the strongest king makers in the Karnataka state and though he is a Telugu he has most of his properties and concentration in the Kannada state. Considered to be a very strong ally of Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, he is none other than Gali Janardhan Reddy.

Now, there is news that he is all set to venture into the film industry with a film and this happens to be a dubbed version in Telugu of a Kannada flick. The flick has been titled ‘Buddhimanthudu’ in Telugu and this happens to be a dubbed version of the super hit movie ‘Buddhivantha’ in Kannada.

There is also a caption that reads ‘nenu vaadini kaanu’ and the film has real star Upendra who will be seen in close to six roles and he is flanked by a bevy of five beauties including the dusky seductress Suman Ranganathan. GJR is looking at releasing the film for Ugadi as a festival gift.

Gali Janardan Reddy’s Ugadi Movie

Gali Janardhan Reddy a strong ally of Y S Rajashekar Reddy is all set to new venture in film industry is dubbing Telugu version of Kannada flick titled as ‘Buddhimanthudu’ which happens to be ‘Budhivantha’ in Kannada. There is also a caption that reads ‘nenu vaadini kaanu’ and the film has real star Upendra who will be seen in close to six roles and he is flanked by a bevy of five beauties including the dusky seductress Suman Ranganathan. GJR is looking at releasing the film for Ugadi as a festival gift.

KADAPA: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is amassing wealth using Bramhani Industries Limited promoter Gali Janardhan Reddy as a conduit, TDP leaders alleged on Wednesday. Condemning Mr. Janardhana Reddy’s remarks against TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu, TDP district vice-president S. Subhan Basha and city president B. Arifullah advised to exercise restraint lest he should incur the people’s wrath.

They asked him not to make intemperate remarks against Mr. Naidu and give rise to a situation wherein he might have to leave the mines and the State soon.

An all-party fact-finding committee has ruled out any illegality in the operations of the Obulapuram Mining Company. 

In a dampener to the Telugu Desam Party which is campaigning against Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, an all-party fact-finding committee has ruled out any illegality in the operations of the Obulapuram Mining Company.

The company is owned by Karnataka MLA Gali Janardhan Reddy. The committee members except a TDP MLA, decided against a second visit to the mines on Monday. This has driven  the TDP to drop out of the committee and rest of the tour. The committee, comprising 13 MLAs and MLCs of all parties, was shown around the mines in Anantapur district on Sunday by OMC Chairman Janardhan Reddy. Geology and Mines Director Rajagopal, local revenue and forest officials were present. The team was shown the relevant files, containing details  of the clearance granted and other documents.

Both Reddy and Rajagopal answered questions of the visiting team. CPM MLA Nomula Narasimhaiah said there was nothing illegal in the records of the mining company.

‘No illegal activity’
Other MLAs too concurred and said they did not come cross any illegal activity at the site. The Nagam Janardhan Reddy (TDP) differed and demanded to see more files to clear his doubts. He alleged, though the company had been permitted to carry on mining in a particular area, it was also carrying out the activity in two other areas, without permission. He added that the OMC was carrying out operations on nearly 100 hectares, instead of limiting it to only 6.5 hectares, as stipulated by the Indian Bureau of Mines.

He demanded 24 documents from the OMC authorities and officials to further study the issue.

The fact-finding committee is scheduled to probe other controversial projects that have been sanctioned in Anantapur and Cuddapah districts. These include sites allotted to Trishul Cements, Brahmani Steel Plant and Raghuram Cements. The TDP had alleged that the government was overlooking the illegal mining carried out by OMC, as the promoter was a close friend of the chief minister.

The government and OMC agreed to a visit by an all-party delegation. The TDP had alleged that OMC had destroyed the ancient Sunkulamma temple, situated on one of the hillocks. Officials insisted that the temple, said to have been built in 1890, was not on records of either revenue or forest departments.

They maintained that in 1960, a small temple had been built  by one Rammohan Reddy, who had obtained the land on lease. This was later demolished with permission of the local people. The promoter, Janardhan Reddy, told the team that the TDP had taken up the issue only after Brahmani Steels was set up in Cuddapah, the chief minister’s home district. He said the issue had been raised to malign the latter.


Reacting strongly to the allegations levelled by Telugu Desam leader and Rajya Sabha member M.V. Mysoora Reddy, promoter of Brahmani Steel Plant and MLC of Bellary G. Janardhana Reddy said that he would file criminal defamation cases against Mr Mysoora Reddy, and Telugu dailies Eenadu and Andhra Jyothi.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Mr Reddy alleged that the TDP leader, and the two Telugu dailies were trying to block the progress of the Brahmani Steel Plant, coming up in the backward area of Kadapa district and is expected to create employment opportunities to lakhs of people in the district.

The company is setting up a second steel plant in the State with an initial installed capacity of two million tonnes, on par with the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. The first phase of the steel plant would be completed in 18 months with an investment of Rs 4,500 crores. The State government has allotted 10,675 acres of land in Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district for the plant.

 “Mr Mysoora Reddy alleged that I don’t have the financial resources and that my entire family’s net worth is only Rs 30 crores. But the net worth of myself and my wife is Rs 115 crores. I own a helicopter which I purchased for Rs 15 crores, a deluxe bus for Rs 4 crores and cars worth Rs 5 crores.

 My group’s turnover in 2006-07 was Rs 2,008 crores for which I have filed IT returns. Out of this, Obulapuram Mining Ltd, which is into iron ore business, had a turnover of Rs 1,200 crores,” Mr Reddy pointed out.

“Mr Mysoora has said that nowhere in the world a steel plant has been set up in more than 1,000 acres. Forget the world, our own Vizag Steel Plant in Visakhapatnam is spread over 28,000 acres. Jindal Steel Plant in Bellary has 8,000 acres under its possession,” Mr Reddy remarked.

The town of Kadapa happens to be the hometown of chief minister Y S Rajashekar Reddy. The town already boasts of an airport. The government has now gone ahead and accorded permission for the setting up of another airport. And the beneficiary is none other than Gali Janardhan Reddy of the controversial Obulapuram mining corporation.

The government has already given him about 17,000 acres for mining. Not the government is about to hand him another 3,500 acres in the name of the airport. The airport will be a modern one with facilities like night landing. The airport will come up near Muddunur near Kadapa. The OBC has also expressed its interest to set up an aviation university at the place in addition to the airport.

Mr YS Rajasekhara Reddy chief minister of Andhra Pradesh visited the sites of Brahmani Steels and reviewed the project works with officials and the factory management and went round the photo exhibition on its progress.

He has asked the management of Brahmani Steels to furnish the details pertaining to the progress of steel factory to the media periodically.

Mr G Janardhan Reddy CMD of Brahmani Steels has clarified that they did not approach any bank for loan and there was no dearth of funds to execute the project. He said “We are using the revenue generated by Obulapuram Mines and investing INR 1,050 crore in the project.”

Answering a query on provision of employment to the local youth, Mr Janardhan said that priority would be given to engineering graduates and diploma holders in recruitment. He promised to provide employment to 165 families of Chintala Thanda in Jammalamadugu mandal.