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Belagavi: Minister Laxman Savadi who held a meeting of the officials on the flood on Wednesday visited flood-affected Gokak taluk the home town of Jarkiholis on Thursday. Savadi whose ministership is strongly being opposed and questioned by Jarkiholis and MLA Umesh Katti chose to visit first the formers home town and instructed the officials to take on the relief works on war foot, said to be with an intention to pacify Jarkiholis.

The minister who was accompanied by MLC Mahantesh Kavatagimath who is also a Chief Whip of BJP in Legislative Council met affected and listened to their grievances. He instructed DC SB Bommanhalli to ensure early restoration of power and safe drinking water to the affected places, repair, construct the damaged roads and also to estimate the property and crop damage quickly and pay the compensation.