Belagavi: Disqualified Congress MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi who is contesting from BJP from Gokak constituency to the Dec 5 by-polls started his campaign after his nomination papers were found valid in the scrutiny, from Wednesday visited Jamiya Masjid at Gokak and appealed Muslims not to look toward BJP instead him and elect him again alike previous elections.

Prior to his visit, he had meetings with the Muslim Jamat leaders who were told him that they have regards toward him, but not to his new party which is against their religion. Jarkiholi said to be assured them need not to be worried as they would be in safe hands.