Explore everything aboutRamesh Jarkiholi is an Indian politician and Minister of Water Resources, Government of Karnataka as Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Education , Biography and controvercies.
|Birth ( Age )||1 May 1960 (age 60)|
|Birth Place||Belgaum, India|
|Education||Bachelor of Arts|
|Wife / Girlfriend||Shakuntala|
|Children||Santosh Ramesh Jarkiholi|
|Net Worth||128 Crore|
Ramesh Jarkiholi is an Indian politician and Minister of Water Resources, Government of Karnataka and between 2020 and 2021. As a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he represents Gokak in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. He previously served as the Minister of Municipal Administration.
Jarkiholi is a six-time member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. In June 2016, he was inducted into the Siddaramaiah-led government of Karnataka as a cabinet minister. He held the portfolio of the Ministry of Small Scale Industries. He was disqualified from the Legislative Assembly as per the anti-defection law in 2019, but was re-elected to the Assembly in December 2019 on a BJP ticket.
Early life — Jarkiholi was born in 1960 in Riga-to-Rais businessman Lakshmanrao Jarkiholi in Belgaum. He is nominated as a Scheduled Tribe from the Valmiki Nayak community in India’s reservation system. He also has 4 siblings in politics, 3 with Congress and 2 with BJP.
Political career — Jarkiholi was defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party and represented the Gokak assembly constituency of Belgaum in Karnataka. This constituency has been ruled by the Jarakiholi family for more than 15 years. He was earlier associated with the Indian National Congress. Three members of the Jarkiholi family, Ramesh Jarkiholi, Balachandra Jarkholi and Satish Jarkholi, contest from different constituencies Gokak, Arabhavi and Yamakanmardi constituencies respectively.
Ramesh Jarkiholi’s brother Satish Jarkiholi is the current member of the Karnataka Legislative Council representing Yamakanmardi constituency in Belgaum district. Ramesh Jarkiholi was first elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in 1999, defeating Naik Chandrashekhar Sadasiva of the Janata Dal (United) by over 55,000 votes.
In the 2004 elections, he won against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Muttanavar Mallappa Laxman by 15,000 votes. He defeated the Janata Dal candidate Ashok Ningaiya Pujari by over 7,000 votes in the 2008 Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections. Jarkholi was a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly as he retained his Gokak Assembly by defeating Ashok Ningaiya Pujari of the Janata Dal (Secular) by over 28,000 votes.
Controversy — In October 2018, Jarkholi convinced other Belagavi MLAs to rebel against the Congress. She was displeased with the removal from the ministry and influencing Belagavi politics to troubleshooter DK Shivakumar, as DKS chose Jarkholi’s rival Lakshmi Hebbalkar as the MLA from Belagavi (Rural) and made her the chairperson of the KPCC Women’s Wing. He organized 14 other Congress MLAs to resign from their posts.
He was one of the 15 Congress MLAs and 2 JD (S) MLAs who resigned in July 2019, bringing down the HDK Congress-JD (S) alliance and allowing BSY to return to power. His disqualification was stayed after the Supreme Court verdict, but he was allowed to run, with Jarkholi joining the BJP and Mr. B.S. Yeddyurappa and other important persons. He was given BJP ticket for Bye Poll for Gokak seat. He then defeated his challengers in the by-elections in December, defeating his nearest rival, his brother Lakhan contested as a Congress candidate by around 30,000 votes.
On 2 March 2021, Jarkiholi was charged with sexually assaulting a woman on the pretext of getting him a government job. The video clip surfaced to show intimacy with the victim. Although he denied the allegations, Zarakiholi resigned just before the budget session.