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Karnataka: BSY’s son takes dig at Cong for not offering top posts to Lingayats

BJP MLA and former chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s son, BY Vijayendra on Friday took a dig at the Congress party for not offering the post of chief minister or deputy chief minister to the Lingayats.

BS Yediyurappa’s son takes dig at Congress for not giving any posts to Lingayats (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2023 01:17 AM IST
ByPriyanka Rudurappa, Bengaluru

Three key takeaways from the Karnataka results

The Bharatiya Janata Party which had emerged as the single largest party in the 2018 elections has finished 70short of the Congress’s tally this time

Congress workers celebrate. (PTI)
Updated on May 13, 2023 03:57 PM IST

Karnataka elections: Tricky contest on cards for Siddaramaiah in his bastion

Of the total electorate of 230,00 in the constituency, around 60,000 voters are Lingayats and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have around 51,000 voters

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah has won the seat in 2008 and 2013. (PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2023 05:34 AM IST
By, Varuna (mysuru)

Congress, BJP eye key Panchamasali votes in Karnataka elections

The Panchamasalis want to be included in the 2A list, where the Banajiga Lingayats are, as it allows them 15% reservation

Panchamasali Lingayat leaders during a protest to push for reservation, in 2022. (PTI)
Updated on May 02, 2023 01:11 AM IST

Karnataka elections: The field is wide open

In the last elections, the BJP fell nine seats short of a majority with 36.43% votes. The Congress cornered 38.6% votes, but won only 78 seats.

The Lingayats, who account for 17% of the population, have traditionally supported the BJP. Yeddyurappa is the most visible political face of this community (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 07:59 PM IST
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