Even though BJP President Amit Shah has clarified that the party has nothing to do with mining baron Janardhan Reddy as a campaigner, Reddy is busy carrying out a door-to-door campaign in Molkalmooru along with his close friend Sriramulu. he held a secret meeting at his Molkalmooru farmhouse with BJP members only from Ballari. He slammed CM Siddaramaiah there. "Back in 2006, Siddaramaiah had come begging to me," said Janardhan Reddy. He said that Siddarmaiah will lose in both constituencies he is contesting from.