Belgaum | Not joining BJP | I am a Congressman at heart: Senior Congress leader Satish Jarkiholi,


Published: 11/06/2018



Senior Congress leader Satish Jarkiholi, who is upset at not being made a Minister, said that he would not join the H.D. Kumaraswamy Cabinet, as he has been hurt at not being invited in the first place.

“If the CM or Deputy CM or any other leader were to ask me to join the Cabinet in the second round, I will reject it. I will ask them to make one of my followers a Minister instead. My self-esteem has been affected after being denied a Cabinet berth the first time,” he told presspersons. He also said that he would not only resign from all party posts, including that of the AICC secretary in-charge of Telangana, but also would not accept any party position or responsibility in future. “I will remain an ordinary MLA and work for the people of my constituency,” he said.

He said that he had no thoughts of joining the BJP. “I am a Congressman at heart and will remain so all my life,” said the leader.

He brushed aside Ramesh Jarkiholli’s offer of vacating his Ministerial berth in his favour, saying his elder brother always made such statements, without meaning them.

“I will not take it seriously. He never means what he says,” he added.

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Source : TH