Gali Janardhan Reddy's special invitation for his daughter's wedding. Pic courtesy/YouTube
The wedding invite of the daughter of Gali Janardhan Reddy, one of the most richest politicians of Karnataka is certainly a sight to behold. The invitation, which comes in a large box is nothing short of an elaborate film production.
On opening a box, an small LCD screen plays a pre-recorded one-minute video, which introduces the bride and groom along with Gali Janardhan Reddy welcoming guests along with his wife and son.
Gali Janardhan Reddy's daughter is set to tie the knot with Rajeev Reddy this November.
Formerly with the BJP, Gali Janardhan Reddy obtained his first iron ore mining license in Karnataka in 2004, and has subsequently been implicated in the illegal mining scandal in Bellary and the related Belekeri port scam. A Supreme Court of India-appointed central empowerment committee recommended action against Reddy-owned Obulapuram Mining Company in 2009.
Santosh Hegde, the Lokayukta or ombudsman of Karnataka state, had indicted Reddy and his two brothers, all of whom were cabinet ministers in the BJP's Karnataka state government at the time, in the mining scandal. After being arrested and sent to judicial custody, all three Reddy brothers (and the then CM B. S. Yeddyurappa) were removed from their ministerial positions. Subsequently, they broke away from the BJP and the Reddy brothers joined up with B. Sriramulu to form the BSR Congress party.