Belagavi: Karnataka deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi and disqualified MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi reportedly did not face each other or talk to each other though they took the same flight to Bengaluru on Saturday.  

Ramesh Jarkiholi and Laxman Savadi took the same flight from Bengaluru to Belagavi but both avoided each other clearly. After arriving at the Belagavi airport, deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi was reportedly resting in the lounge until Ramesh Jarkiholi went out of the airport. 

Earlier, deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi had spoken lightly of disqualified MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi. However, Ramesh Jarkiholi had hit back at the deputy chief minister and said that because of the disqualified MLAs that the BJP is at the helm in the state.  Since then both have been in a verbal tussle and there is bad blood between them. 

Since deputy chief minister Laxman Savadi wanted to avoid Ramesh Jarkiholi completely, it is said that he rested in the lounge for a while before getting out of the airport. By then Ramesh Jarkiholi had already exited the Belagavi airport.  

17 rebel MLAs from both Congress and JD(S) tendered their resignations and camped at a hotel in Mumbai leading to the collapse of the coalition government. This in turn helped the BJP prove their majority on the floor of the house and the latter came to power with BS Yediyurappa taking charge. 

Then speaker Ramesh Kumar had earlier disqualified the rebel MLAs and banned them from contesting elections till 2023. 

Meanwhile, Congress and JD(S) submitted an audio tape alleging chief minister BS Yediyurappa of confessing to horse trading. Now the future of these 17 disqualified MLAs hang in thin air as the bench of the apex court headed by Justice NV Ramana will decide on their future course of action.