Bengaluru: Did intervention of Shivakumar in Belagavi politics engineer government's downfall?

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jul 24: Those who have been closely following the incidents leading to the collapse of the coalition government in the state have reasons to strongly believe that personality clashes which occurred during the election to the board of directors of a small primary land development bank in Belagavi district eventually caused the government's debacle. In this election, Belagavi (rural) MLA, Laxmi Hebbalkar and Gokak MLA, Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was then the district in-charge minister, confronted each other. Minister, D K Shivakumar's attempt to mediate between the two sides widened the divide as Ramesh Jarkiholi felt humiliated and challenged by Shivakumar.

D K Shivakumar (left) and Ramesh Jarkiholi

The fact that Shivakumar supported a candidate suggested by Hebbalkar to the post of the president of the said bank worsened the situation. Jarkiholi, who was the district in-charge minister then, complained to the senior party leaders, asking them to rein in Shivakumar. But the leaders overlooked this complaint, as a result of which Jarkiholi stayed away from cabinet meetings and did not involve himself with development activities in the district.

The leaders acted against Jarkiholi by ousting him from the ministry, and making his brother Satish Jarkiholi, a minister. Ramesh Jarkiholi got infuriated and openly revolted against the party leadership. However, leaders like Siddaramaiah continued to believe that Jarkiholi, a hardcore Congressman, would not desert the party. The failed 'Operation Lotus' by BJP leaders seem to have made Congress leaders lax as they did not take the talk of defection by several legislators seriously. Jarkiholi has always been considered close to Siddaramaiah, and the former chief minister's reluctance to exert pressure on Jarkiholi gave rise to doubts among leaders. Jarkiholi also succeeded in humiliating the Congress in Belagavi in the Lok Sabha election.


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  • PAM Suvarna, karla

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    Absolutely correct.
    A small spark neglected and same burnt whole coalition.
    DKS wanted to show-up,but same dadagiri now destroyed his whole dream.

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  • K Narendra Prabhu, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    pirates of the coalition movie has ended. If grievances are not addressed its dangerous.

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    It was a marriage of convenience which could not hold for long for their own compulsions.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    ಇದಕ್ಕೆಲ್ಲ ಮೂಲ ಕಾರಣ - ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಹೆಬ್ಬಾಳ್ಕರ್

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  • Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Seattle

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    It was the dumb strategy initiated by Congress for their further downfall.

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  • Raaz, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    He did what he got the Instructions from the IT and Ed department.

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    DKS,Kumaraswamy,Revanna and Permehwar are main people for Govt DOWNFALL

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    Wed, Jul 24 2019

    everything started with Congress & fell with between HDD fake secularism ideology doomed his party..othewise JDS would have been a alternative in state , Congress at a distance..Congress state leader not happy from day one this was very clear from begining that after 2019 election whether its NDA or UPA, state govt contuing is not was JDS mistake they fell for Congress offer..otherise JDS now may be in power in state & centre..

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