Former Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi met Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at the latter’s residence on Monday night and held lengthy talks.
Victim’s counsel says accused is powerful, probe should be by court-appointed team
Sources said Jarkiholi was keen to know why his brother and Arabhavi MLA Balachandra Jarkiholi was not included in the cabinet.
In response, the High Court set aside the verdict of the local court and decided to make way for fresh hearing in the case.
As Ramesh is yet to get a clean chit in the alleged CD case, the Jarkiholi brothers wanted the BJP to induct MLA Balachandra Jarkiholi into the cabinet.
Ramesh Jarkiholi had stepped down as Water Resources Minister in the BS Yediyurappa cabinet after he was caught in a sex-CD scandal recently.
A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice NS Sanjay Gowda passed the order after noticing that the probe continued in the absence of the Additional Commissioner of Police
The issue of resigning from the Assembly is a closed chapter, former water resources minister and Gokak MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi has said.
On the other side, tensions are rising in the Jarkiholi family and its supporters in Gokak, as they wait to see Ramesh get a clean chit in the case.
He reportedly appealed to the party leadership in Delhi to help him return to the cabinet by getting him a clean chit in the CD case.
Decides not to resign after pressure from his brothers; likely to get cabinet berth back
The former minister met Aravind Deshpande, chief of the north zone of the RSS, at Athani.
To meet Fadnavis; will decide on resigning as MLA next week; wants party to help sort out legal issues
He clarified that Jarkiholi’s meeting with former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday was apolitical.