Satish Jarkiholi, Siddaramaiah’s secret weapon

Belagavi: In a clever move to safeguard his prospects in the critical second constituency of Badami. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah reached out to Satish Jarkiholi, a prominent ST leader whom he had previously sidelined, to counter the powerful Nayaka leader B. Sriramulu. Jarkiholi, whose ties with Sidddarmaiah had gone through a rough patch which saw the CM drop the four-time MLA from the cabinet two years ago, is now his go -to man to win Badami as he turns his focus to winning Chamundeswari, which state intelligence has already warned will be a tough call. Jarkiholi's popularity among backward communities in the Bagalkote region has clearly led to the CM mending fences with him. In recent weeks he tried to broker a peace between Satish Jarkiholi and his estranged brother Ramesh, and has appealed to Satish Jarkiholi to camp in Badami and campaign for him.  

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