Belagavi: Former minister, Congress rebel group leader Ramesh Jarkiholi who joining of BJP is getting clear, contacting his like-minded politicians who were disappointed with Congress and convincing to “Be With Him” in active politics.
Ramesh Jarkiholi, representing Congress to Gokak for the last 20 years, stood rebel with Congress Bigwig Minister DK Shivakumar’ interference to the district politics in support to Belagavi Rural MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar and made a few vain attempts to disable the government. Jarkiholi opened more after his brother Minister Satish Jarkiholi disclosed his attempts of joining BJP with few of his supporting MLAs in the party.
Ramesh Jarkiholi who was told by BJP National Chief Amit Sha, three months ago, to come with his required legislators from Opposition to for the BJP government in the state had tried his best and remained silent for few weeks as could not get the required number of legislators. Angry on DK Shivakumar, he restarted his attempt to fall the government which could lead for a fresh mandate, now trying to drag the “Once in Bluemoon” Congress leaders.
As part, Jarkiholi had hosted a dinner at a hotel at Hubballi for such from North Karnataka and convinced them of his plans. Apart from other districts leaders, former Congress MLA Ramesh Kudachi was one among from Belagavi district. It was said that Kudachi represented Belagavi twice by defeating MES has agreed to follow him. Jarkiholi also told Kudachi to bring Congress Anil Potdar with him.
Anil Potdar was the person who brought Kudachi from MES to Congress and in his place made him MLA twice. Potdar is known for defeating the strong MES in Belagavi. Potdar who is having thousands of Sevadal workers behind him has not declared his opinion of following Ramesh Jarkiholi.