Bengaluru: The family feud in out in the open as brothers Ramesh Jarkiholi and Satish Jarkiholi are openly issuing statements against each other. For a while now, Congress Gokak MLA Ramesh had been saying that he would he would cut his ties with the party. Now, it is all set to become a reality as sources say he might resign on Wednesday night.

But what makes the issue all the more interesting is that Ramesh has blamed his brother Satish for all the mess, including the rebellion that exists in the Karnataka Congress. Calling him a “Gomukha Vyaghra” which means “a tiger masquerading as a cow” when roughly translated into English, he added that Satish asked him to take care of his political future and therefore prodded him to take a decision on the lines he is taking.

He also made it clear that he would be contesting on a BJP ticket from Yemakanakaradi in the next Assembly elections.

Reacting to Ramesh’s allegations, Satish said that Ramesh was losing something very precious if he quits the Congress and joins the BJP.

On the other hand, senior BJP leaders are firm that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government will collapse because of this development. They are of the opinion that either the Congress will withdraw its support or chief minister HD Kumaraswamy will resign on his own volition.

DK Shivakumar, who is seen as a trouble-shooter for the Congress said that he has not been able to meet Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar to discuss the issue. He further added that the responsibility lies with the district in-charge minister to deal with such matters and find a solution.

Ramesh praised the BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa for rushing to Chikkodi to pacify Ramesh Katti, another BJP leader when he did not get a party ticket, while Siddaramaiah, the CLP leader chose to remain quiet when the crisis in Belagavi was out