Bengaluru: As dissidence brews within BJP, Jarkiholi's 'Operation Kamala' claim creates stir

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, May 31: 'Operation Kamala' is making waves once again in the state political scenario. The man behind this is none other than Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was responsible mainly in bringing down the coalition government of Congress and JD (S) in the state.

Just one statement from Ramesh Jarkiholi has caused a stir among Congress leaders. However, only members who are close to Jarkiholi have voiced their differences. On Sunday May 31, signs of Operation Kamala getting under way were evident as Congress leader Timmananjaiah joined the BJP.

The position of chief minister B S Yediyurappa is in jeopardy with his own party people waiting in the wings to become CM. For the same reason, dissident MLAs in BJP had held a meeting against B S Yediyurappa in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 15 dissident BJP MLAs had held a meeting under the leadership of senior MLA Basanagowda Patil Yatnal. The participants included influential leaders like Umesh Katti too.

Sources say that Jagadish Shettar had information about the meeting held by dissidents. The agenda of the meeting was bringing down B S Yediyurappa from the position of CM, it is alleged. Yatnal, Shettar and Katti are the three aspirants from BJP for the position of CM. However, Ramesh Jarkiholi, the kingpin of Belagavi has brought a twisted to the events by claiming that he is ready to conduct Operation Kamala if the high command gives him the nod.

Ramesh Jarkiholi, who is supporting CM Yediyurappa has said that he is in touch with more than 22 Congress MLAs. He has also claimed that he would get five Congress MLAs to resign in one week as a trial, if the BJP high command agrees to it. This has upset the plans of dissident BJP MLAs to bring down Yediyurappa from the CM's chair.

According to highly placed sources, the list of 22 Congress MLAs from 13 districts includes three from Belagavi, two from Bidar, one from Kolar, one from Davanagere, three from Vijayapura, two from Ballari, two from Raichur, one from Koppal, one from Chitradurga and one from Kalaburagi.

In addition to claiming the support of 22 Congress MLAs, Jarkiholi has also appealed Umesh Katti and Yatnal not to conduct any meeting of dissident BJP MLAs. He has also warned the dissident BJP MLAs that he will stand like a rock behind CM Yediyurappa.

Minister S T Somshekhar has expressed unhappiness over the statement of Ramesh Jarkiholi, terming the latter's behaviour 'childish'. However, minister Dr Sudhakar has affirmed Ramesh Jarkiholi's statement and said that what he said was true.

Meanwhile, leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah is fuming over Jarkiholi's statement. In his reply, Siddaramaiah said, "Ramesh Jarkiholi is lying in order to divert the attention of dissident BJP MLAs from their goal of removing B S Yediyurappa from CM's chair. He could not take anyone else except Kumathalli. Ramesh Jarkiholi is a big liar."

KPCC president D K Shivakumar also ridiculed Jarkiholi's claim and told scribes to ask Ugrappa, a good friend of Ramesh Jarkiholi, about what the reality was.


Dissident BJP MLAs to hold one more meeting on June 3

CM Yediyurappa has more trouble coming his way as the dissident BJP MLAs have decided to meet once again on June 3.

Just two days ago more than 15 BJP MLAs had gathered at the house of Umesh Katti, a dissident BJP MLA, known to be against Yediyurappa. During the dinner meet, there were reportedly talks about bringing down Yediyurappa. Many BJP MLAs are unhappy that Yediyurappa's son Vijayendra has been allegeding 'meddeling' in many important decisions and issues of the state government.

It is said that the dissident BJP MLAs have decided to keep the revolt going on till their demands of funds to develop their constituencies as well as their own position in the party are guaranteed. MLA Umesh Katti has also tightened his grip on the other hand. He is asking the state BJP leaders to provide Rajya Sabha ticket to his brother Ramesh Katti.

Basangowda Patil Yatnal is also pressurizing the CM to give funds to develop his constituency. Other MLAs are asking to be considered for various positions of coroporations and boards of the government.

Umesh Katti has reportedy expressed his rage against Yediyurappa, accusing the CM of insulting him and favouring Laxman Savadi for the post of deputy CM instead of him. Heated verbal argument had taken place between Umesh Katti and CM Yediyurappa regarding this issue, sources claimed.


Comment on this article

  • JNB, Bejai

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Now we can see full Karnataka map in state BJP party.

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  • Raghav Acharya., Urwa store/Surat

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Ohh No wonders, now there is enough money collected out of CM Care Fund and PM Care Fund to do Horse Trading.

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  • Francis Lewis, Sastan

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    No account, No one should question, No Audit to the Amount transferred to CM Care Fund and PM Care Fund.

    God only has to save our Country but these people has to pay heavy Price one day for the wrong doings

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    It is unfortunate that people of Karnataka has to bare with such cheap power hungry politicians. There is too much money in politics business. Corrupt to the core! They have no shame nor integrity! Being MLA is their cash cow! They are least worried about Corona, lock-down and on going pandemic! Commoners like auto, taxi, transport drivers, domestic, skilled workers, petty contractors and so on struggling for day today survival and our law makers are on a different ball games! We have enough andh bhakthas to support politicians and the parties!

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  • Sandesh Kanchan, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Even in times like these, these power hungry jokers are resorting to such silly and shameful tactics to hang onto power. Disgraceful!!!

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  • Rational thinker, MANGALURU

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    In India politics has become the most lucrative business getting the highest returns in the shortest possible time without any investment. No one joins politics to serve the people or for the betterment or development of the country, such tall claims and phrases are good only for the books. There is nothing called conscience, principles or ethics in present day politics. Every politician's only goal is how to win an election, how to accumulate maximum wealth within the next five years and how to win the next election. Governance, development and welfare of the people are only meant for election speeches.

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    "Opeartion Kamala". "Resort Politics" "Horse Trading" " Donkey Trading" "Enforcement Directorate" "CBI" "Income Tax" "NIA" "Sedition Charges" are being used to subvert the will of the people and make a mockery of Democracy in our country.

    Jarikholi should know that BJP in Karnataka are Specialists in Resort Politics and he need not take the five Congress MLA's to Mumbai in a chartered flight and with the number being small can keep them in his house instead of wasting tax payers money in a resort.

    Jai Kannataka, Jai Hind.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Everyone cannot become Minister ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Wow...What highest caliber of Cabinet Yeddy has assembled.....really top talent in Karnataka could be found in his Cabinet....I have no doubt shortly Karnataka will be called 'Mother of Democracy' in the world instead of UK....


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  • AD, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Is there more to it than we hear and see. Is BSY trying to form his own party at cost of BJP, Congress and JD? Once he gets enough MLA' s from all three he can form his regional party(KJP?) govt. too.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    My prediction
    1.Jarkiholi will be successful in making operation Kamala
    2.As there is Modi govt in centre unlike previous BSY
    Govt .BSY will complete the term
    3.There will be more disagree than agree for this comment here

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Bangalore

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    That’s what you are hoping, Dr. Kamath. The reality is quite different. BJP’s big mistake was poaching Congress MLAs with financial muscle, to come to power, and give them plum ministries. This has created dissidence in the BJP’s old guard, who are unhappy with Yeddi’s autocratic style of functioning. BJP may or may not last the whole term, but Yeddi may have to bow out before the term ends.

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  • Tonym, manglore

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Dear Dr. Kamath, being a qualified person as a Dr. your comment is not suite for you, regarding the operation kamala and horse trade by buying the elected candidates and making government and fooling the voted people.
    R u a really a qualified doctor..... I wonder..

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    This is common since now doctors too got monthly target ,
    even patient is really sick or no to do all scannings,ECG,BCG,MRI and multiple tests and finally you are okay to leave the hospital!

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sun, May 31 2020

    Is our politicians are inhuman? People are suffering can't they open their eyes?

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  • smr, Karkala

    Sun, May 31 2020

    The PM-CARES Fund has reportedly received Rs 6,500 crore in the first week of its launch. The total donation received so far is a whopping Rs 10,000 crore.
    “By denying PM Cares Fund the status of ‘public authority’, it is only reasonable to infer that it is not controlled by the Government. If that is the case, who is controlling it? The name, the composition of the trust, control, usage of emblem, government domain name everything signifies that it is a public authority. By simply ruling that it is not a public authority and denying the application on RTI Act, the government has constructed walls of secrecy around it. This is not about lack of transparency and denying the application of the RTI Act to the fund, we should also be worried about how the fund is being operated. We do not know the decision making process of the trust and safeguards available, so that the fund is not misused.
    As dissidence brews within BJP, PM Care fund is going to be used to save the 'operation Kamala' government from crumbling won't be ruled out.

    Jai Hind

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 31 2020

    Ramesh jarkiholli eventually won the cold War with shivakumar long back. Now Jarikhalli is a man of disturbed tiger.

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  • Shamshuddin Mohammed, MANGALORE

    Sun, May 31 2020

    Ramesh is the cobra snake it can be bite anytime anywhere worst politician money made many things

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  • Naresh, Udupi

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    But better than corporator Pasha.

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  • Naveen D'souza, MANGALORE

    Sun, May 31 2020

    fighting each other for claiming government??? who will going strangle???? people of Karnataka right??? what is the valve of caste our vote?? any use?? no one knows which party they will jump after election.

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  • Nehs, Dk

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Yes i totally agree with you.. once a govt is formed, it must continue its operations for next 5 years no matter what

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  • Nehs, Dk

    Mon, Jun 1 2020

    Yes i totally agree with you.. once a govt is formed, it must continue its operations for next 5 years no matter what

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