Keen contest on card as siblings lock horns

Friday, 29 Nov, 11.28 pm
Raju Gavali,

Gokak Assembly constituency is among the most-watched segments in the December 5 bypolls, where the prestige and honour of Jarkiholi brothers - Ramesh and Satish - and the BJP and the Congress are at stake.

The disqualified Congress MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi, who played a vital role in bringing down the Congress-JD(S) coalition and helping the BJP form government, is hoping to retain the constituency for the sixth time, albeit on the BJP ticket.

Ramesh will take on the youngest of Jarkiholi siblings, Lakhan, who is making his electoral debut on Congress, of course, with the blessings of his brother Satish Jarkiholi.