Bapu-Bittoo: Jarkiholi politics

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Bittoo: Bapu.

Bapu: Yes Bittoo.

Bittoo: District minister Ramesh L. Jarkiholi wants people to believe that he was not lobbying for ministerial berth for his younger brother and Yamakanamardi MLA Satish but seeking representation for two more legislators belonging to his Naik community in the State cabinet Bapu!

Bapu: Hummmmm!

Bittoo: Earlier, he had said Satish will shift his constituency and contest from one in Raichur district but, it didn’t happen!

Bapu: Hummmmm!

Bittoo: He had also said he would quit politics if he failed to get his Congress at least 12 out of 18 assembly seats in the district, but this also did not happen. On the contrary, he is a minister in the new government!

Bapu: Hummmmm!

Bittoo: Already, three of the Jarkiholi brothers are MLAs and efforts are on to create a safe constituency for his youngest brother Lakhan in the next election after their permutations and combinations didn’t work for the recently held assembly polls.

Bapu: Hummmmm!

Bittoo: Isn’t that clear that family priorities surmount community concerns for Jarkiholi brothers Bapu?

Bapu: Hummmmm!

Bittoo: Yet, Ramesh wants people to believe that he was not lobbying for ministerial berth for his brother Satish but two legislators belonging to his Naik community. Can we trust him this time Bapu?

Bapu: I don’t know Bittoo.


This is a citizen-centric new column, wherein the author(Bitto) is an ordinary, politically unaffiliated common man of the city who in his/her inimitable approach takes up various issues with the Bapu’s soul! Apparently, the interaction between them portrays ironies of sorts encountered by the common man and others in the city in a lighter vein. The author’s name will not be disclosed to the readers as he/she represents the common man of the society. This column aims at creating awareness and sensitising cross sections of our city on various issues of public concern only but in a lighter vein without holding any contempt against any institution or individual.

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