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New quota requests add to Karnataka's existing pile

  • Some of the requests by Karnataka caste groups are at least 5-10 years old, highlighting slow pace of progress
Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(PTI)
Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.(PTI)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Panchamasali Lingayat seers give ultimatum to Yediyurappa govt over reservation

  • Several leaders from Congress and the BJP were also seen raising demands for the reservation for the community at the gathering.
J Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks to the press during the rally. (ANI/Twitter)
J Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks to the press during the rally. (ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Feb 21, 2021 03:26 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Quota crisis in Karnataka: Panchamasalis to hold rally in Bengaluru on Sunday

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa had earlier this month ordered for a detailed assessment and report on the socio-economic conditions of the Panchamasali Lingayats.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has said that his government would do whatever was possible within the ambit of the law and the Constitution.(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has said that his government would do whatever was possible within the ambit of the law and the Constitution.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 10:52 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi

BSY calls for report on Lingayat sect’s socio-economic condition

The order comes even as influential leaders and seers of the Panchamasali Lingayats continue their 450 kms ‘Padayatra’ or march from Kudalasangama in Bagalkote district towards Bengaluru.
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa speaks during the first day of the Karnataka Legislature Assembly, at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa speaks during the first day of the Karnataka Legislature Assembly, at the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2021 04:26 AM IST
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BySharan Poovanna, Bengaluru

Suresh Angadi: A giant killer who never lost an election

Suresh Angadi belonged to the dominant Lingayat community, who form the core electoral base of the BJP, particularly in north Karnataka.
File photo of Union minister Suresh Angadi.(ANI)
File photo of Union minister Suresh Angadi.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 12:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

News updates from Hindustan Times| India will invite Pak PM Imran Khan for SCO meet, say officials and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) it will host this year.(AP Photo)
India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) it will host this year.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Senior Cong leader Baig calls General Secy Venugopal a ‘buffoon’

Baig, a senior MLA, also slammed former chief minister Siddaramaiah for “dividing” the Hindu society by attempting to give separate religion tag to Lingayat community
The attack by Baig who was miffed over being denied ticket to contest Lok Sabha polls came after the exit polls predicted a rout for the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka and NDA’s return to power at the Centre.(ANI)
The attack by Baig who was miffed over being denied ticket to contest Lok Sabha polls came after the exit polls predicted a rout for the Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka and NDA’s return to power at the Centre.(ANI)
Updated on May 22, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

Delhi’s Lingayat community in search of a burial ground in city

Currently, the SDMC has 37 Hindu cremation grounds and four Muslim burial sites, most of which are in Punjabi Bagh, Green Park, Dakshinpuri, Madanpur Khadar and Mongolpuri. Besides, there is one Christian cemetery in Dwarka.
A priest at a Lingayat Community Temple in Noida. The Lingayats do not cremate the dead. Instead, the departed are buried in deep pits in a sitting, meditative position.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A priest at a Lingayat Community Temple in Noida. The Lingayats do not cremate the dead. Instead, the departed are buried in deep pits in a sitting, meditative position.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2019 05:53 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByBaishali Adak

Obituary | Shivakumara Swami, the ‘Walking God’ who gave hope to millions

The supercentenarian pontiff Shivakumara Swami of the powerful Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka was the force that built the Matha into a powerful centre with his institution building abilities and ability to shape lives.
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 07:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu

Centre refuses to recognise Lingayat as separate religion

Karnataka’s previous Siddaramaiah-led Congress government had in March notified Lingayats and Veerashaivas as a minority religion and forwarded a recommendation to the Union home ministry for approval.
Lingayat community gather for protest march demanding separate Lingayat religion at Sangli.(HT File Photo)
Lingayat community gather for protest march demanding separate Lingayat religion at Sangli.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2018 12:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Vikram Gopal | ByVikram Gopal

At rally of Lingayat seers, Yeddyurappa seeks to know Deve Gowda’s contribution as PM

Karnataka BJP president BS Yeddyurappa sought to know what contribution JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda had made as the country’s Prime Minister. Yeddyurappa was addressing Lingayat seers who staged a demonstration at Belagavi against alleged injustice meted out to North Karnataka.
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa did not support a separate state for north Karnataka, but urged the state government to allocate more funds for the region’s development.(PTI)
Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa did not support a separate state for north Karnataka, but urged the state government to allocate more funds for the region’s development.(PTI)
Published on Jul 31, 2018 07:26 PM IST
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Belagavi (Karnataka) | ByPress Trust of India

Dinesh Gundu Rao named Karnataka Congress chief, Eshwar Khandre working president

Gundu Rao, considered a safe and non-controversial choice, enjoys the backing of former chief minister Siddaramaiah. Both he and Khandre were contenders for ministerial berths in the Kumaraswamy government.
Congress supporter waves party flag during the road show of the All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Congress supporter waves party flag during the road show of the All India Congress Committee President Rahul Gandhi.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 06:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByHT Correspondent

Karnataka setback may deliver a harsh blow to Yeddyurappa’s political career, say BJP leaders

BJP insiders and political analysts say the BJP might need Yeddyurappa till the 2019 general elections to consolidate Lingayat votes, but may dump him thereafter and groom younger leaders.
BS Yeddyurappa, 75, belongs to the Lingayat community, which makes up around 15% of the Karnataka population.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
BS Yeddyurappa, 75, belongs to the Lingayat community, which makes up around 15% of the Karnataka population.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 09:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKumar Uttam

Karnataka election results 2018: Yeddyurappa back in the reckoning for CM

After the BJP emerged as the single largest party just short of a majority, BS Yeddyurappa appeared within a striking distance of the Karnataka chief minister’s post.
BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa talks to media after Karnataka election results, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa talks to media after Karnataka election results, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 07:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKumar Uttam

Congress’s Lingayat gambit in Karnataka flops despite seer support

The Congress had banked on the support of the influential mutts (monasteries) of the community to back its decision and help sway a significant chunk of Lingayat votes in its favour.
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, JD(S) president H D Kumaraswamy with other leaders leave after meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vajubhai Vala as Congress extends party support to JD(S) to form the new government after Karnataka Assembly Election results 2018 in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Outgoing Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, JD(S) president H D Kumaraswamy with other leaders leave after meeting with Governor Rudabhai Vajubhai Vala as Congress extends party support to JD(S) to form the new government after Karnataka Assembly Election results 2018 in Bengaluru on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2018 12:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

Karnataka election: Church not involved in Lingayat issue, says bishops’ body

An e-mail has been doing rounds on social media which speaks about the role of Roman Catholic Church in demanding a separate religion status for Lingayats
The statement issued by CBCI comes two days ahead of Karnataka election to be held on May 12.(HT FILE/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
The statement issued by CBCI comes two days ahead of Karnataka election to be held on May 12.(HT FILE/PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on May 11, 2018 12:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByYesha Kotak, Mumbai

Battle of Vijayapura: Modi, Sonia duel in Lingayat stronghold as Karnataka campaign heats up

The high-pitched campaign for the Karnataka assembly elections heated up on Tuesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi squared off in the Lingayat stronghold of Vijayapura
Sonia Gandhi’s rally in Vijayapura in north Karnataka, where Lingayats wield considerable electoral influence, was seen as an attempt to reach out to the community, which has traditionally backed the BJP.(Combination photo)
Sonia Gandhi’s rally in Vijayapura in north Karnataka, where Lingayats wield considerable electoral influence, was seen as an attempt to reach out to the community, which has traditionally backed the BJP.(Combination photo)
Updated on May 08, 2018 10:41 PM IST
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Vijayapura/Bengaluru | ByAgencies

Facing backlash, CM stopped speaking about on Lingayat issue: Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa said it was clear that the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah was helping sway opinion in favour of the party ahead of the May 12 elections.
BJP's Karnataka president and chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa speaks during a press meet ahead of the Karnataka assembly election 2018 in Bengaluru on Sunday.(PTI)
BJP's Karnataka president and chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa speaks during a press meet ahead of the Karnataka assembly election 2018 in Bengaluru on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2018 07:25 PM IST
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Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | ByVikram Gopal

Rajnath Singh woos Lingayat in North Karnataka, slams ‘divisive’ Congress step

The Lingayats are the most dominant and politically influential community in Karnataka.
Rajanath singh addresses a crowd in Karnataka on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Rajanath singh addresses a crowd in Karnataka on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2018 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gulbarga/Kalburgi | ByKumar Uttam

In Karnataka’s Badami, Siddaramaiah eyes gains from pro-poor plans

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah has a battle on his hands as he is pitted against B Sriramulu of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Badami. is the second seat from where Karnataka chief minister Siddaramiah is contesting.
Badami is the second seat from where Karnataka chief minister Siddaramiah is contesting in upcoming assembly election.(PTI File Photo)
Badami is the second seat from where Karnataka chief minister Siddaramiah is contesting in upcoming assembly election.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2018 11:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVikram Gopal

BJP to win Karnataka elections riding on Modi wave, says party’s CM face Yeddyurappa

Lingayat strongman Yeddyurappa said the issue of religious minority status for the community would not hurt the electoral prospects of the saffron party and instead “backfire” on the ruling Congress.
Yedduyurappa rejected the Congress’ allegation that BJP is stoking caste and communal sentiments to win the elections.(PTI/File Photo)
Yedduyurappa rejected the Congress’ allegation that BJP is stoking caste and communal sentiments to win the elections.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 05:10 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Shikaripura (Karnataka) | ByHT Correspondent

Lingayat controversy: Don’t divide Hindus, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

The Congress government in Karnataka, earlier this month, granted separate religion status to the Linagayat and Veerashaiva communities.
File photo of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event in Nagpur.(PTI)
File photo of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event in Nagpur.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Nagpur | ByPradip Maitra

Congress doesn’t expect ‘too much’ electoral gain on Lingayat issue: Karnataka PCC chief

G Parameshwara said that the proposal for a separate religion and minority tag for Lingayats was sent to the central government in 2013 also, but was rejected.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (right) and KPCC President G Parameshwara (left).(PTI File Photo)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (right) and KPCC President G Parameshwara (left).(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2018 07:05 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Minority status for Lingayats: Who they are and how they affect Karnataka elections

With an eye on the Karnataka assembly elections, chief minister Siddaramaiah recommended minority status for the Lingayat sect — a community which holds sway over 90 of the state’s 224 assembly seats.
Karnataka minister Vinay Kulkarni with Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peetha and his followers celebrate in Bengaluru on Monday after the state government decided to write to the Centre to grant religious minority status to the Lingayat community.(PTI)
Karnataka minister Vinay Kulkarni with Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peetha and his followers celebrate in Bengaluru on Monday after the state government decided to write to the Centre to grant religious minority status to the Lingayat community.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 20, 2018 09:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVikram Gopal
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