Belagavi: A meeting of BJP leaders led by Food and Civil Supplies Minister Umesh Katti was held here on Sunday January 24. What has led to speculation is that Jarakiholi brothers were not invited to the meet.
The meeting, it is said, is held in the backdrop of Cabinet reshuffle talks. Among those present at the meeting held at the residence of Umesh Katti were BJP leaders MLAs Abhay Patil, Anil Benake, Mahantesh Doddagoudar, P Rajeev, Mahantesh Kavatgimath, MLC Lakshman Savadi, Lok Sabha member from Chikkodi Annasaheb Jolle, and Rajya Sabha member Eranna Kadadi.
The Jarakiholi brothers not being invited to the meet is seen as a sign of ignoring them as it can be recalled that Former minister Ramesh Jarakiholi fielding his brother Lakhan Jarakiholi as an independent candidate is seen as the reason for defeat of Kavatgimath at the Belgaum local bodies’ constituency held, recently.