Ramesh Jarkiholi has not met BJP President Amit Shah: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, Jan 1: With the mystery shrouds over the whereabouts of the Congress dissident MLA, Ramesh Jarakhiholi continues, former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa denied that the sacked minister had met BJP’s national President Amit Shah at New Delhi.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, B S Yeddyurppa, who is nursing ambition to get reinstated as the Chief Minister, expressed ignorance about Jarakhiholi meeting Amit Shah at New Delhi.

“There is no any possibilities of Amit Shah meeting with the disgruntled Congress MLA” he said.

Maintaining that he is busy with strengthening the rank and file of the party in preparation to the coming Lok Sabha elections, he said that “We have no plans to bring down the JD(S)-Congress Coalition government in Karnataka”.

Ramesh Jarakhiholi, ever since dropped from the Cabinet, has remained incommunicado to the party leaders and reportedly camping at New Delhi and holding negotiations to support the BJP.

However, former Chief Minister, and the Coordination Committee Chairman, Siddaramaiah reiterated his charge that BJP leaders are in constant touch with the Congress MLAs and making all-out efforts to come back to power.

The Congress MLA from Afzalpur M Y Patil accused that BJP leaders have offered him to join the Saffron party and help to form the BJP government in the State.

Stating that he will remain in Congress and thwart any efforts of the BJP, he said that “JD(S)-Congress Coalition government will complete its full term in Karnataka.”

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