Bapu: Yes Bittoo.
Bittoo: There are unconfirmed reports in a section of media speculating that the fifth time MLA from Gokak Ramesh L. Jarkiholi, presently a minister in the JD(S)-Congress coalition government is among the potential preys for the alleged “operation kamal” and could change sides.
Bapu: Yeah, I too read that in a newspaper today Bittoo.
Bittoo: Is it true or just a political stunt – a veiled threat in view of the apprehensions of he being replaced by his younger brother and also a five-year-time MLA from Yamkanmardi Satish in the next cabinet expansion 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.