Forest Minister Satish Jarkiholi said that the Congress will carry out an ‘operation’ to protect the coalition in the event of the BJP resorting to ‘Operation Lotus’ after Lok Sabha polls.
Noting that everything will depend on the performance of the BJP, he said it might indulge in "Operation Kamala" if the performance is better than last time.
Soon after Ramesh Jarkiholi called his brother Satish Jarkiholi mad, accusing him of destroying him (Ramesh) on Tuesday, all three Jarkiholi brothers resorted to a war of words.
Karnataka Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment Satish Jarkikhol speaks about his brother's rebel activities.
He went on to say that the BJP has been attempting to come to power for the past six months but has not succeeded in it.
The MLAs are apparently unhappy over the delay in cabinet expansion, which hasn't happened ever since the new government was formed in the state in May this year.
However, Jarkholi brothers seemed unrelenting on Monday as their talks with some top leaders of Congress, including Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on the day are believed to have failed.
On Monday, Congress leaders in Bengaluru and Delhi decided to go full throttle to stop the disgruntled legislators from leaving the party.
According to sources close to the Jarkiholis, the brothers are extremely upset over the latest political development and Ramesh is keen to quit the party along with several other legislators.
For now, the Congress may have succeeded in painting a picture of all being well, analysts believe that the repercussions of the Belagavi PLD bank polls will be felt at a later stage.
The Jarkiholi brothers had locked horns with Hebbalkar in the PLD Bank polls only because she was bent upon making Bapugouda as its chairman.
Ramesh Jarkiholi is said to have prepared firm ground to quit the party and ensure that his family continues to dominate Belagavi politics.
Announcing that his brother Satish will take a final call on Friday, Municipal Administration Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi said he will abide by whatever decision he takes.
Minister D K Shivakumar’s support to Hebbalkar at a recent Congress party meeting in Bengaluru further irked the Jarkiholi brothers.
Ever since he was dropped from the state cabinet by former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Satish has been ignoring the programmes of both the government and the party.