As Jarkiholi brothers `revolt’ against Congress leadership making the party uneacy in Karnataka, as a last resort it seems is it fielding water resources minister and senior party leader D K Shivakumar to pacify them.
Both Deputy Chief Minister G Parameswara and KPCC chief Dinesh Gundu Rao today held a meeting with Shivakumar in this regard and has reportedly assigned him the task of pacifying Jarkiholi brothers.
Later Shivakumar said that his Cabinet colleague Ramesh Jarkiholi is his “best briend”. However Jurkiholi brothers have been mounting pressure on the party to keep Shivakumar away from interfearing into the politics of Belgavi district. They seems to be developing grouse against Shivakumar alleging that it was due to his support Congress MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar from their district is strengtheing her position in the party and turning to be a `political threat’ for their dominence in the district.
However, Shivakumar claimed that “He (Ramesh) is my personal friend. I will meet him soon and talk to him…I have stood by him through thick and thin.” Jarkiholi brothers are demanding the party to stop Shivakumar from interfering in Belagavi district politics. Their demands include making Satish Jarkiholi as Deputy Chief Minister or KPCC president.