Belagavi: Hukkeri MLA Umesh Katti surprised BJP supporters by campaigning for BJP candidate Annasaheb Jolle contesting from Chikkodi.

After his brother, former MP Ramesh Katti was denied BJP ticket to contest from the party from Chikoddi, BJP supporters and the leaders thought that Kattis might not work in favour of the official candidate and even he might contest rebel. Umesh Katti addressed a campaign meeting at a village in Hukkeri taluka and appealed people to make the hands of PM Modi strong by electing party candidate, Katti also said Chikkodi MP Prakash Hukkeri, though Hukkeri taluka fall under his constituency, never cared the people here for which BJP candidate Jolle be elected.