Close aide of Gali Janardhan Reddy and BJP MP Sriramulu filed his nominations to contest from Badami against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday, April 24. "I have filed my nomination from Badami as per high command's order. Neither caste nor any other equation will work in Badami. BJP has a strong hold here. I will win for sure with the blessings of Banashankari Goddess. This is a Mahabaharata-like war in Badami, he warned Siddaramaiah. No equations work in the war, we are sure to win, told Sriramulu.