"Even a lakh Chandrababus cannot do anything to me," the Karnataka Minister claimed.
Karnataka Minister for Tourism and owner of a company currently caught in an illegal mining controversy in Andhra Pradesh, Gali Janardhana Reddy, on Friday asserted there were nothing unlawful about his company’s activities and said he was ready to place all records for public scrutiny.
Mr. Reddy, who air-dashed here for a meeting with Kadapa Congress MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, held a press conference and lashed out at TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu for making baseless allegations against Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC).
“Chandrababu is a closed chapter in Andhra Pradesh politics. He can never again become the chief minister in his lifetime. If required, I shall go round the state and campaign against him. God is with me, even a lakh Chandrababus cannot do anything to me,” the Karnatka Minister claimed.
The Karnataka BJP leader said he would quit politics and also stop his business activities if Mr. Naidu proved even a single allegation against him.” Otherwise, Mr. Naidu should quit politics.
“These people remained mum as long as Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was alive. But now they are coming out with all false allegations,” he alleged.
Terming his relationship with YSR as that of a father and son, Mr. Reddy said the Congress leader wanted him to set up a steel plant in Kadapa to provide jobs to hundreds of people.
“We are sincerely doing that but people like Chandrababu are trying to deride us.”
The state minister also took exception to equating Jaganmohan Reddy with former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda who is facing allegations of money laundering.