A large number of supporters of Ramesh Jarkiholi took out a protest march throughout Gokak town and forcibly got business establishments and colleges closed and pelted several buses with stones after the news of his resignation reached his hometown after the CD scam.
A man on Wednesday tried to immolate himself in Gokak, while the crowd had gathered Basaveshwara circle in Gokak.
Slogans were raised in favour of the former minister and asked him not to resign.
Jarkiholi’s supporters even offered milk (Abhisheka) to his huge cut-out at Gokak shouting slogans in favour of their favorite leader.
Balachandra Jarkiholi MLA from Arbahvi and brother of Ramesh said Ramesh would come out innocent in the case which would be investigated by the state police.
Ramesh Jarkhiholi had tendered his resignation on Tuesday after leaked videos and police complaints alleging sexual exploitation of a woman under the pretext of giving her a job in a government organization came to the fore on Tuesday.