Belagavi: In-spite Congress leader, former minister DK Shivakumar and Belagavi Rural MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar’s attempt to miss the ticket to Yamakanamaradi MLA Satish Jarkiholi’ brother Lakhan from Gokak, the party has confirmed the ticket to the latter.
If so, Ramesh Jarkiholi whose candidature has been confirmed with the Supreme Court order on Wednesday will create another record as he would face his another brother in the election to the state assembly. He defeated twice his other younger brother Bhimashi, contested twice unsuccessfully from BJP in Gokak will compete with his younger brother Lakhan who is a business person by profession.
Laxmi who was the premier cause for the fall of the last coalition government by bringing DK Shivakumar into the district politics, which provoked Jarkiholi brothers, has also trying to enter into the by-polls. According to sources Laxmi wanted to smash off the political power of Jarkiholi’ in the district and to avoid another person’s entry into politics met her “Political God Father” Shivakumar and poured out her worries if Jarkiholis become more strong with the addition of Lakhan to the sector.
Laxmi’s meeting with CM Yediyurappa on Wednesday, before the Supreme Court verdict on disqualified legislators, also raised-up the eyebrows of the political sector. She might have appealed the CM to field Ashok Pujari who could give a tough fight to Lakhan or other candidates nominated by Satish. However, she on Tuesday had said that she would campaign for Lakhan in Gokak for the party’s sake.