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Belagavi: BJP bigwig MLAs Umesh Katti and Balchandra Jarkiholi who were jumped to BJP from JD(S) planned to turn back to their last party. Katti and Jarkiholi who have good contact with former CM Kumaraswamy were represented their present constituencies and were the ministers. However, both underwent to BJP’ ‘Operation’, joined BJP and re-elected from that party.

Both Katti and Jarkiholi were not bothered for not considering them, but forgiving room for their political rival Laxman Savadi who has got defeated in the last election.

Katti might have taken a decision about quitting BJP as he told JD(S) senior leader, MLC Basavaraj Horatti that he would clear up a few hurdles in his way and join back JD(S). This could be the same stand of Jarkiholi as he too feeling ‘Insult’ over indulging Savadi. If so, JD(S) which has no base in the district would retain two seats.