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According to the complaints, Jarkiholi sexually harassed the victim on the pretext of getting her a government job.(ANI)

Jarkiholi case: Woman records statement

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Soon after her statement was recorded, the woman’s advocate demanded the arrest of Jarkiholi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Gokak in Belagavi district.
DK Shivakumar, however, said he had nothing to do with the case. (ANI)
DK Shivakumar, however, said he had nothing to do with the case. (ANI)

Jarkiholi case: Shivakumar using her for political revenge, says woman’s family

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 04:28 AM IST
"We have an audio clipping of my sister in which she told us that she is at DK Shivakumar’s house and he is sending her away from the state safely," the woman's brother told reporters in Bengaluru.
The Congress decision to name Satish for the Lok Sabha bypoll comes at a time his brother, Ramesh Jarkiholi finds himself at the centre of a raging sex scandal in Karnataka (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
The Congress decision to name Satish for the Lok Sabha bypoll comes at a time his brother, Ramesh Jarkiholi finds himself at the centre of a raging sex scandal in Karnataka (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Congress picks Satish Jarkiholi for Lok Sabha bypoll

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:52 AM IST
Bengaluru The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Friday approved the candidature of Satish Jarkiholi, party’s sitting legislator from Yenkanmaradi, for the on April 17 Belagavi (Belgaum) Lok Sabha bypoll
"I demand a rape case under section 376 of the IPC be registered against Ramesh Jarkiholi otherwise we can't do justice to the woman," Siddaramaiah said.(File Photo)
"I demand a rape case under section 376 of the IPC be registered against Ramesh Jarkiholi otherwise we can't do justice to the woman," Siddaramaiah said.(File Photo)

Siddaramaiah demands rape case, court-monitored probe against ex-minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:57 PM IST
The Leader of the Opposition, who also demanded a court- monitored probe, claimed the woman in a video message had said she was "utilised" and thus it would amount to rape.
Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
Members of the Aam Adami Party raise slogans against Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi for his alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

Woman who said Jarkiholi abused her abducted: Kin

By Arun Dev
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2021 05:32 AM IST
  • The woman’s family on Wednesday released a video of their own, requesting the government to help trace their daughter. In this video, the woman’s mother said her daughter’s photographs were morphed before the video circulated by her harassers was aired on news channels.
BJP lawmaker Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil (Yatnal)has raised questions over the SIT set up to probe the alleged case of sexual exploitation by his colleague and former minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi.(PTI File)
BJP lawmaker Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil (Yatnal)has raised questions over the SIT set up to probe the alleged case of sexual exploitation by his colleague and former minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi.(PTI File)

Yatnal doubts transparency of probe by SIT in harassment case against MLA

UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2021 09:54 AM IST
Basanagouda Ramanagouda Patil (Yatnal), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Karnataka, on Sunday raised doubts over the transparency of the newly formed SIT (special investigation team) set up to probe the alleged case of sexual exploitation by his colleague and former minister, Ramesh Jarkiholi
Former Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi who resigned after allegations of sexual exploitation.
Former Karnataka Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi who resigned after allegations of sexual exploitation.

BJP MLA backs Ramesh Jarkiholi, say it is a case of blackmail, conspiracy

By Sharan Poovanna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:10 AM IST
  • Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned from the Karnataka cabinet demanding an investigation
CM BS Yediyurappa , or his office, is yet to react to the summons issued by the court. (Photo@BSYBJP)
CM BS Yediyurappa , or his office, is yet to react to the summons issued by the court. (Photo@BSYBJP)

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa served summons for alleged 2019 poll code violation

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 03:05 PM IST
On November 23 last year, Yediyurappa, addressing a rally in Gokak, had appealed to the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community to not split their votes and to back BJP candidate Ramesh Jarkiholi.
Two rebel Congress lawmakers moved the Supreme Court on Monday against Karnataka assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar’s July 25 order disqualifying them.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Two rebel Congress lawmakers moved the Supreme Court on Monday against Karnataka assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar’s July 25 order disqualifying them.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Two rebel Cong MLAs move Supreme Court

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 01:08 AM IST
Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kamathalli alleged Kumar’s decision smacked of “bias” and was “arbitrary,” “grossly illegal” and violated the constitutional mandate.
The speaker insisted that the disqualified lawmakers couldn’t contest election until the term of the current assembly – due to expire in 2023 – is over.(ANI)
The speaker insisted that the disqualified lawmakers couldn’t contest election until the term of the current assembly – due to expire in 2023 – is over.(ANI)

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 3 rebel MLAs, keeps others on tenterhooks

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 11:48 PM IST
In a press conference in Bengaluru, Kumar announced that Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathahalli and Ranebennur legislator R Shankar stood disqualified.
Twelve MLAs of the ruling coalition handed their resignations to the assembly speaker on Saturday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Twelve MLAs of the ruling coalition handed their resignations to the assembly speaker on Saturday.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

‘No threat to govt’, insists Siddaramaiah after 12 Karnataka MLAs resign

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 03:37 PM IST
The troubled ruling coalition, which has a strength of 118 in the 224-member Assembly, faces the risk of losing majority if the resignations are accepted.
Speaker Ramesh Kumar told reporters at his residence that the MLAs had not sought an appointment and, hence, he left his office to attend to some private business.(PTI PHOTO.)
Speaker Ramesh Kumar told reporters at his residence that the MLAs had not sought an appointment and, hence, he left his office to attend to some private business.(PTI PHOTO.)

Cong-JD (S) coalition in Karnataka on verge of collapse after 12 MLAs resign

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 11:16 PM IST
Out of the 12 legislators who submitted their resignations to Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, nine were from the Congress and three from the JD(S).
JD(S) Periyapatna MLA K Mahadev has claimed that he was offered Rs 40 crore by the BJP to switch sides.(BLOOMBERG)
JD(S) Periyapatna MLA K Mahadev has claimed that he was offered Rs 40 crore by the BJP to switch sides.(BLOOMBERG)

‘Offered Rs 40 crore by BJP to switch sides’: JD(S) legislator in Karnataka

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 07:46 AM IST
In the past also, legislators of the coalition have alleged that they had been approached by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party with offers of cash and ministership in a future BJP government if they resigned from their post. Several audio clips have been released by members of the ruling coalition, purportedly of BJP leaders trying to poach MLAs.
The BJP has 104 seats in the assembly as against 78 of the Congress – after accounting for the two resignations today - and 37 of the JDS. The BSP and an Independent lawmaker also support the coalition.(PTI file photo)
The BJP has 104 seats in the assembly as against 78 of the Congress – after accounting for the two resignations today - and 37 of the JDS. The BSP and an Independent lawmaker also support the coalition.(PTI file photo)

Cong heads into crisis after 2 MLAs quit, Siddaramaiah goes for a headcount

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:12 PM IST
Kumaraswamy, who is holidaying in the United States, blamed the BJP for the exit of lawmakers from his alliance partner, Congress’s party, but underscored that the BJP’s effort to get lawmakers to cross sides and pull down his government would remain a dream.
Congress legislator Anand Singh on Monday resigned from the Karnataka Assembly.(AnandSinghBS/Twitter)
Congress legislator Anand Singh on Monday resigned from the Karnataka Assembly.(AnandSinghBS/Twitter)

Congress MLA Anand Singh resigns from Karnataka Assembly, Speaker ‘unaware’

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Sources said as many as five MLAs may resign in the coming days, including Congress’ Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli, Pratap Gowda Patil and BC Patil.
The coalition has a support of 118 lawmakers. The BJP has 105 members in the state assembly.(HT Photo)
The coalition has a support of 118 lawmakers. The BJP has 105 members in the state assembly.(HT Photo)

Rumours rife as 2 Karnataka Congress MLAs skip meet

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Former chief minister Siddaramaiah said Congress’s all 79 lawmakers are with the party. “There is no dissent in our ranks and we are like a rock,” he said.
Siddaramaiah asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving.
Siddaramaiah asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving.

On Yeddyurappa’s prediction for Karnataka, Siddaramaiah responds with a dare

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 06:23 PM IST
In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah said the people’s mandate was for continuation of the BJP-led government at the Centre and not for ‘toppling’ the state government.
Dissidents led by Jarkiholi have been threatening the party with resignations for over six months now.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Dissidents led by Jarkiholi have been threatening the party with resignations for over six months now.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Karnataka Congress’ rebel MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi confirms exit from party

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 11:29 AM IST
The members of legislative assembly (MLAs) skipped crucial Congress Legislature Party meetings in January and February, prompting it to initiate action against them under anti-defection laws.
Rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav (right) submitting his resignation to Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav (right) submitting his resignation to Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday. (HT PHOTO)

Karnataka rebel Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav resigns, may join BJP

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Umesh Jadhav rebelled after he failed to get a ministerial berth when the Congress allied with the JD(S) to form govt in Karnataka.
Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of the four Congress MLAs in Karnataka who have been missing party meetings and the budget session of the state assembly, came back to Bengaluru on Tuesday night, news agency ANI reported.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Ramesh Jarkiholi, one of the four Congress MLAs in Karnataka who have been missing party meetings and the budget session of the state assembly, came back to Bengaluru on Tuesday night, news agency ANI reported.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

4 missing Karnataka Congress MLAs return after several weeks

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2019 07:11 AM IST
The four rebel Congress legislators, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathahalli and B Nagendra, who had gone missing for several weeks amid political turmoil in Karnataka, surfaced in Bengaluru.
Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah had sent a notice to the missing MLAs on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
Legislative party leader Siddaramaiah had sent a notice to the missing MLAs on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

On 4 ‘missing’ Karnataka Congress MLAs, Siddaramaiah rushes to cut losses

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 03:31 PM IST
The four rebel MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Umesh Jadhav, Mahesh Kumathahalli, and B Nagendra, have not turned up despite the Congress issuing a whip on Tuesday asking them to be present throughout the session.
Two rebel Congress MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli wrote to former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday to reiterate their loyalty to the party.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Two rebel Congress MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli wrote to former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday to reiterate their loyalty to the party.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

In letter to Siddaramaiah, rebel MLAs pledge loyalty to Congress

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 10:51 PM IST
Two rebel Congress MLAs, Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli wrote to former chief minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday to reiterate their loyalty to the party.
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)
Congress legislators continued to stay at the Eagleton Golf Resort for a second day on Saturday and held a second meeting of its legislature party to discuss the way forward for the Lok Sabha.(ANI/Twitter)

Congress’ show-cause notice to rebels, BJP MLAs return

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 10:54 PM IST
Former chief minister and Congress legislature party (CLP) chief Siddaramaiah issued notices to rebel MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumathahalli asking them to explain their absence from the CLP meeting called on Friday.
The BJP MLAs are currently staying at a luxury hotel in Gurugram, a move the party says is meant to prevent Congress’ poaching attempts.(ANI Photo)
The BJP MLAs are currently staying at a luxury hotel in Gurugram, a move the party says is meant to prevent Congress’ poaching attempts.(ANI Photo)

Karnataka BJP MLAs will return to Bengaluru as Congress shifts its flock to resort

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 10:29 AM IST
The Congress decided to shift its legislators after four MLAs — Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumathahall—gave its legislature party meeting a miss.
Congress MLAs move to Eagleton resort after CLP meeting on January 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
Congress MLAs move to Eagleton resort after CLP meeting on January 18.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Karnataka Congress MLAs moved to resort as 4 skip meeting

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 12:05 AM IST
Four MLAs — Ramesh Jarkiholi, B Nagendra, Umesh Jadhav and Mahesh Kumathahalli — gave the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting a miss
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy downplayed the threat, as ha has all though his reign as CM, and claimed that the three MLAs were in touch with him(PTI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy downplayed the threat, as ha has all though his reign as CM, and claimed that the three MLAs were in touch with him(PTI Photo)

Karnataka govt, BJP accuse each other of trying to poach MLAs

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 10:32 PM IST
When election results to the 224-member House were declared last May, the BJP, with 104 members, emerged the single largest party, but it was the Congress (80) which formed the government in partnership with the JD(S) (37).
A senior BJP leader’s visit to the house of a Congress Karnataka MLA, who is sulking at being overlooked in the Congress-JD (S) ministry expansion, has created a buzz(HT Photo)
A senior BJP leader’s visit to the house of a Congress Karnataka MLA, who is sulking at being overlooked in the Congress-JD (S) ministry expansion, has created a buzz(HT Photo)

BJP leader’s house call sparks buzz about Karnataka Congress leader’s move

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Ramalinga Reddy, after having missed out on a berth in the Congress-JD(S) alliance government, had sharply criticised his party’s handling of the Cabinet expansion last week.
Addressing the press, state Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao announced that nine party members from four assembly constituencies were expelled from the party for a period of six years for indiscipline.(HT Photo)
Addressing the press, state Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao announced that nine party members from four assembly constituencies were expelled from the party for a period of six years for indiscipline.(HT Photo)

Congress warns dissident leaders with expulsion of 9 party workers

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 11:16 PM IST
The expulsions come in the wake of senior leaders Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was relieved of his portfolio in the expansion, and former minister Ramalinga Reddy, who was overlooked for a ministerial berth, openly expressing dissatisfaction against the state leadership.
Two ministers — Ramesh Jarkiholi (municipal administration) and R Shankar (forest and environment) — are likely to be dropped from the Kumaraswamy cabinet, official sources said.(PTI/File Photo)
Two ministers — Ramesh Jarkiholi (municipal administration) and R Shankar (forest and environment) — are likely to be dropped from the Kumaraswamy cabinet, official sources said.(PTI/File Photo)

Kumaraswamy expands cabinet, 8 Congress leaders inducted as Karnataka ministers

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 06:23 PM IST
A statement from the office of Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah said Satish Jarkiholi, MB Patil, CS Shivalli, MTB Nagaraj, E Tukaram, PT Parameshwar Naik, Rahim Khan and RB Thimmapur will be inducted into the ministry.
Congress’ Karnataka working president Eshwar Khandre met rival factions, and a “compromise” was struck where two candidates from MLA Hebbalkar’s faction were selected by Satish Jarkiholi to be president and vice-president of a bank’s board.(AP/Picture for representation)
Congress’ Karnataka working president Eshwar Khandre met rival factions, and a “compromise” was struck where two candidates from MLA Hebbalkar’s faction were selected by Satish Jarkiholi to be president and vice-president of a bank’s board.(AP/Picture for representation)

Congress scrambles to end infighting in Karnataka unit

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2018 07:38 PM IST
Ramesh Jarkiholi , a minister, and his younger brother Satish Jarkiholi, a senior Congress leader, had clashed with MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar, the chief of the state women’s wing of the party. At the heart of the fight was a tussle over the control of the Primary Land Development Bank in Belagavi.
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