Belagavi: The visit of Water Resources Minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi to Delhi has now led to speculations within the political circles that the Minister has gone to Delhi to exert pressure on High Command to induct his friends in the Cabinet. It is believed that Jarkiholi wants the defectors of Congress and JD(S) who later joined the BJP, to be given Ministry. Those who he wants to be given Ministry are; R. Shankar, MTB Nagraj and H. Vishwanath.

The development has taken place after Chief Minister, B. S. Yediyurappa joining the office after completing his quarantine period as he was tested Covid positive. It is believe that Jarkiholi wants to lobby for the Ministry for those who defected with him only to join BJP.