Bengaluru: Resort stay by two BJP ministers sparks speculation in political circles


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Jan 24: 'Resort politics' seems to be making a comeback in Karnataka. As per sources, water resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi and newly-inducted minor irrigation minister C P Yogeshwar are camping at a resort in Chikkamagaluru, sparking speculation in the state political circle.

Their resort stay comes at a time when the B S Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government is embroiled in a crisis of sorts, with dissent brewing among BJP MLAs and ministers with respect to the allotment of portfolios in the recent cabinet expansion.

It is being heard that health minister Dr Sudhakar, M T B Nagaraj, BMTC president Nandish Reddy and four to five other MLAs were with the two ministers.

Mudigere MLA M P Kumaraswamy and Sringeri MLA T D Rajegowda, who came to know about the presence of Ramesh and Yogeshwar in the resort, also met the two ministers. It is said that both Ramesh and Yogeshwar left the resort as soon as they came to know that the media became aware of their presence and that they were conducting 'secret' meetings with rebels.

Ramesh Jarkiholi has stayed in Chikkamagaluru on official work, it is said. Sources close to him have said that local MLAs had visited the minister to discuss the issues related to their constituencies.

Ramesh Jarkiholi has however claimed that they did not hold any secret meeting. Mudigere MLA M P Kumaraswamy also said that he did not hold any political discussion with Jarkiholi.

"We visited Yettinahole project area in Sakleshpur taluk on Friday. We talked about speeding up the project and ensuring water supply by June," said Jarkiholi, as quoted by the New Indian Express.

"The next morning we held a meeting with officials of the department,” he said. When asked about top officials of the district claiming no knowledge of the visit, he said only his department officials were informed of it. “You can wait for the officials to come out of the resort and verify my claim," Jarkiholi further said.

Asked why an official meeting was held at a private resort, he said that the resort belongs to former chief minister S M Krishna's son-in-law who was his close friend, and that he has visited the resort several times.

 

 

  

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    Hindutva is only for votes....end of the day money that matters...no one is protesting petrol price gas orice everything is increasing day by day....

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  • Richard, India

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    Elect thieves and rogues and this is how they will spend the tax money.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    This is the position of citizens if we vote for uneducated and illiterate candidates. Any political party they must give ticket very carefully.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    BJP's 2 point agenda is Religion and Money. These lumpen elements give a damn about the people.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    So called Patriots discussing how to loot nation and later blame British and Muslims!

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    Not to worry congress doesn't have any money to buy MLAs

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  • Amaze, Karkala

    Sun, Jan 24 2021

    Better to invest in resorts.. GOod business in Karnataka

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