Hubballi: Former minister Gali Janardhana Reddy visited the famous Sri Siddharoodha Swamiji mutt in Hubballi on Monday evening.
Reddy, who is on a temple run amid rumours that he plans to launch a new political party, paid a visit to the mutt and performed special religious rituals at the Samadhi Mandirs of Sri Siddharoodha Swamiji and Gurunathroodha Swamiji.
Later, speaking to reporters, Reddy said he sought the blessings of the Swamiji and prayed for him to show him the right path to serve the people and move ahead in his political life. He said he prayed to Siddharoodha Swamiji to give him one holige (sweet flat bread) from his jolige (sac).
Gangavathi is close to my heart
The mining baron said that, due to a court’s restriction, he cannot stay in Ballari, so Gangavathi is very near Ballari, and it is a centre place for the north part of Karnataka. It is also the home for my relatives. He spent lots of days in that town, so Gangavathi is very near his heart. But Reddy did not disclose whether he would be contesting from Gangavathi or Sindhanoor, but he indicated that his first choice would be Gangavathi.
Reddy did not disclose his next political move but said he would reveal it on December 25 in Bengaluru and answer all the queries. Reddy visited the Siddhaganga Mutt in the morning, and he visited the mutt in the evening. He said he would be visiting Gadag by night.