Janardhana Reddy: The Dark Horse in Ballari Rural

By Sandhya Ravishankar

The second stop in our Hit The Highway series was at Ballari Rural constituency. 

A village, named Chaganuru, comprising largely Scheduled Caste Madiga residents who cultivate chillies for a living, the mood was largely against the sitting MLA, Basavaraj Dadesugur of the BJP.

An airport spread across 600 acres, promised 10 years ago, is yet to see the light of day. Water issues trouble the villagers. Crops lost in unseasonal heavy rains are another cause of worry. 

The farmers of Chaganuru are waiting with hope and great expectation to see what former BJP leader and now founder of his own Kalyana Rajya Pragati Paksha (KRPP), Gali Janardhana Reddy would say, as the elections near. 

Listen to the farmers speak out.