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The BJP high command and the local leadership are also said to be not in sync on who would be inducted. (Image used for representation).(ANI PHOTO.)

Yediyurappa’s move to grant reservation to Lingayats deferred after high command’s intervention

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 11:17 PM IST
Currently, Veerashaiva Lingayats come under Other Backward Class category with some of the sub-sects getting preference under Category 3B in which 5% reservation is based on economic criteria.
The Karnataka Cabinet composition also indicated that the BJP was willing to reward the Lingayat community, which supports the BJP to a large extent, as it had eight Lingayats including Yediyurappa.(Vipin Kumar/HT File PHOTO)
The Karnataka Cabinet composition also indicated that the BJP was willing to reward the Lingayat community, which supports the BJP to a large extent, as it had eight Lingayats including Yediyurappa.(Vipin Kumar/HT File PHOTO)

Karnataka Cabinet expansion: In Yediyurappa’s cabinet sealed at midnight, Lingayats get pride of place

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Karnataka Cabinet expansion: The list of ministers, approved by party president Amit Shah, took time reaching Bengaluru and caused some unnerving moments for MLAs, who found it hard to second guess the central leadership
D V Sadananda Gowda and Pralhad Joshi, who were Karnataka BJP presidents, along with Belgaum MP Suresh Angadi have found place in the new ministry.(HT Photo)
D V Sadananda Gowda and Pralhad Joshi, who were Karnataka BJP presidents, along with Belgaum MP Suresh Angadi have found place in the new ministry.(HT Photo)

In Team Modi, a fine balance between Karnataka’s 2 dominant communities

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 09:35 PM IST
In the recent Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had made deep inroads into the south also, which was considered the stronghold ofthe Congress and the JDS.
Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said it would be a crime if even one vote from the Lingayat community went to the Congress.(PTI)
Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said it would be a crime if even one vote from the Lingayat community went to the Congress.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: B S Yeddyurappa urges Lingayats not to vote for Congress

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2019 04:45 PM IST
“I plead with the members of the Veerashaiva (Lingayat) community in this region… if even one vote from the community goes to the Congress, which humiliated Veerendra Patil… who won 178 seats, it will be a big crime,” Yeddyurappa said.
Congress files complaint with poll body amid row over letter on Lingayat issue(PTI)
Congress files complaint with poll body amid row over letter on Lingayat issue(PTI)

Congress files complaint with poll body amid row over letter on Lingayat issue

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 03:37 PM IST
The Congress took the step after BJP shared a letter on its Twitter handle allegedly written by then minister M B Patil to Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi in July 2017.
At a public meeting in Gadag district in Karnataka on Wednesday, senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar sought people’s forgiveness for the previous government’s decision.(PTI)
At a public meeting in Gadag district in Karnataka on Wednesday, senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar sought people’s forgiveness for the previous government’s decision.(PTI)

Karnataka minister Shivakumar apologises for previous Congress govt’s decision on Lingayat sect

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 07:38 PM IST
The issue pertains to the Congress-led state government’s decision to grant minority status to the sect in the lead-up to the assembly polls, following the year-long agitation on the demand.
Pro-statehood activists have cited the lack of new schemes announced for the region in Kumaraswamy’s budget as well as the imbalance in regional representation in the state administration to press for their demand.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Pro-statehood activists have cited the lack of new schemes announced for the region in Kumaraswamy’s budget as well as the imbalance in regional representation in the state administration to press for their demand.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Demand for separate northern Karnataka state gets louder, bandh on August 2

Hindustan Times , Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2018 04:25 PM IST
The Separate State Agitation Committee has announced a bandh in the northern districts on August 2 to press for the demand, which has found renewed resonance in the light of perceived neglect of the region by the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad shakes hand with BS Yeddyurappa after he resigned as the chief minister of Karnataka during a special session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad shakes hand with BS Yeddyurappa after he resigned as the chief minister of Karnataka during a special session at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru on May 19.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

High drama in Karnataka sets stage for 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Hindustan Times | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 11:31 PM IST
The Congress-JD(S) alliance stood firm to snatch an unlikely victory but, in defeat, the BJP could reap caste dividends.
BJP workers celebrate the party’s lead during counting of votes for Karnataka elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
BJP workers celebrate the party’s lead during counting of votes for Karnataka elections, at the party headquarters in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Rise of Lingayats, missing women: A profile of the new Karnataka assembly

New Delhi | By Gilles Verniers
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 01:01 PM IST
The political class in Karnataka remains quite concentrated, a phenomenon reinforced by the fact that many politicians switch sides between elections.
BJP workers celebrate the party's lead during counting of votes for Karnataka Assembly elections.(PTI Photo)
BJP workers celebrate the party's lead during counting of votes for Karnataka Assembly elections.(PTI Photo)

Polarisation helped BJP in coastal Karnataka

Hindustan Times | By A Narayana
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 08:22 AM IST
This coastal region in Karnataka, comprising 19 constituencies spread across three districts, has for long been considered a laboratory for Hindutva politics.
A view of the Congress headquarters in New Delhi. The Congress had been hoping to retain power in Karnataka in the absence of any visible anti-incumbency sentiment against the Siddaramaiah government.(PTI Photo)
A view of the Congress headquarters in New Delhi. The Congress had been hoping to retain power in Karnataka in the absence of any visible anti-incumbency sentiment against the Siddaramaiah government.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka election results 2018: 5 reasons why the Congress fared badly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 07:34 PM IST
The Congress lost power in Karnataka despite the absence of any visible anti-incumbency wave. Here’s an analysis of the Karnataka assembly election results that explains why this happened
File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meeting the Lingayat community Seers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah meeting the Lingayat community Seers at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on March 18.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka election results 2018: RSS says Congress’ Lingayat card backfired

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 06:47 PM IST
The RSS, which perceives the proposal to recognise the Lingayats as a religious minority as a move to divide the Hindu electorate, has, however, maintained a diplomatic stance on the issue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa during Karnataka election campaign rally at Chamarajanagar on May 1.(PTI file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa during Karnataka election campaign rally at Chamarajanagar on May 1.(PTI file photo)

Assembly elections: Why Karnataka is tough to predict

Bengaluru, Hindustan Times | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 09:49 AM IST
Neither Congress nor BJP has a clear advantage in Karnataka assembly elections; local candidates, Lingayats, minorities, Dalit votes could make the crucial difference.
People at a Lingayat rally at Kalaburgi. In March, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah granted minority status to the community, which could swing their votes in the Congress’ favour.(HT File Photo)
People at a Lingayat rally at Kalaburgi. In March, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah granted minority status to the community, which could swing their votes in the Congress’ favour.(HT File Photo)

Complexity in Lingayat vote may affect Karnataka election results

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Neelanjan Sircar and Pranav Kuttaiah
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 09:20 AM IST
With Yeddyurappa back in the BJP fold, the working assumption was that the Lingayat community had returned to the BJP. That was until current Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah took advantage of a schism in the Lingayat community by distinguishing higher status Veerashaivas from other Lingayats.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a road show at Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.(PTI Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at a road show at Gauribidanur in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka.(PTI Photo)

Despite minority status to Lingayats, Congress may not benefit much in Karnataka elections

Hindustan Times, Davangere/Chitradurga | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 10:36 AM IST
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s decision to accord minority religious status to Lingayats, including the Veerashaivas, is being viewed with some scepticism.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Congress leaders during a public rally ahead of Karnataka assembly elections in Bijapur.(PTI Photo)
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi with Congress leaders during a public rally ahead of Karnataka assembly elections in Bijapur.(PTI Photo)

Will Lingayats give Congress the key to power in Karnataka elections?

Hindustan Times, Tumkur/Sira | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 07:35 AM IST
The outcome of the impending polls in Karnataka will depend a lot on Lingayats, who have a demographic share of 16-17 per cent in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election campaign rally in Mangaluru on May 5.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election campaign rally in Mangaluru on May 5.(PTI Photo)

Congress believes in dividing over caste and religion, says PM Modi in Karnataka

PTI, Vijayapura | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Ahead of Karnataka elections, PM Narendra Modi said that there is not a single minister in the Siddaramaiah government who is not facing allegations of financial wrongdoing.
Mate Mahadevi has crisscrossed the state to address countless rallies, woo influential mutts and other leaders, and lobby politicians for a separation from Hinduism.
Mate Mahadevi has crisscrossed the state to address countless rallies, woo influential mutts and other leaders, and lobby politicians for a separation from Hinduism.

Karnataka elections: Meet Mate Mahadevi, the monk driving the Lingayat agenda

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 07:37 AM IST
The Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in March recommended to the Centre that Lingayats be given separate religion status and all benefits conferred on minorities. The decision was criticised as a move to divide the vote-bank of the BJP in Karnataka elections.
Rajanath singh addresses a crowd in Karnataka on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Rajanath singh addresses a crowd in Karnataka on Saturday.(HT Photo)

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

Hindustan Times, Gulbarga/Kalburgi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:39 PM IST
The Lingayats are the most dominant and politically influential community in Karnataka.
According to the ABP-CSDS survey, chief minister Siddaramaiah is the most preferred candidate to be the chief minister(HT File Photo)
According to the ABP-CSDS survey, chief minister Siddaramaiah is the most preferred candidate to be the chief minister(HT File Photo)

Times Now-VMR, ABP-CSDS opinion polls predict hung assembly after Karnataka elections

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 10:48 PM IST
While the Times Now-VMR opinion poll on the Karnataka assembly elections projected the Congress as the single largest party, the ABP-CSDS survey said the BJP would get the most seats
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to the statue of Lingayat philosopher Basaweshwara in London on April 18.(ANI)
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to the statue of Lingayat philosopher Basaweshwara in London on April 18.(ANI)

Modi honours Lingayat philosopher statue in London ahead of Karnataka polls

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 09:25 PM IST
Indian-origin organiser of event say there is no politics in Prime Minister’s action.
BJP chief Amit Shah took on the Congress over the Mecca Masjid blast case acquittals.(ANI/Twitter)
BJP chief Amit Shah took on the Congress over the Mecca Masjid blast case acquittals.(ANI/Twitter)

Lingayat group tries to march to Amit Shah’s address venue in Bengaluru, detained

Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2018 03:19 PM IST
BJP has been critical of the Siddaramaiah government’s move towards granting “religious minority” tag to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats ahead of Assembly polls as an attempt to divide Hindus.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah during the Janashirvad yatra in Belgaum district in Karnataka.(PTI File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah during the Janashirvad yatra in Belgaum district in Karnataka.(PTI File Photo)

OBCs, Lingayats dominate Congress candidate list for Karnataka elections

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 11:52 PM IST
The Congress has fielded 36 Dalits, 17 from the scheduled tribes, 15 Muslims, seven Brahmins, two Christians and two Jains for the Karnataka elections.
Lingayat seers said the sect must support Siddaramaiah for recognising it as a separate religion.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Lingayat seers said the sect must support Siddaramaiah for recognising it as a separate religion.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Lingayat seers come out in support of Siddaramaiah govt over separate religion tag

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2018 08:11 PM IST
The Karnataka government’s move had divided opinion in the state, with the Lingayats coming out in support while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) called it a gimmick by the CM with an eye on the May 12 polls.
Karnataka minister for ines and Geology Vinay Kulkarni with Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peetha and his followers celebrate after Karnataka government decided to write to the Centre to grant religious minority status to the Lingayat community in Bengaluru last month.(PTI File Photo)
Karnataka minister for ines and Geology Vinay Kulkarni with Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peetha and his followers celebrate after Karnataka government decided to write to the Centre to grant religious minority status to the Lingayat community in Bengaluru last month.(PTI File Photo)

MHA forwards Karnataka govt’s Lingayat proposal to minority affairs ministry

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 09:28 PM IST
On March 19, the Karnataka government had decided to declare the Lingayats as a religious minority, as well as include Veerashaivas as a group within the community.
BJP president Amit Shah being presented with a souvenir on his visit to Madara Chennaiah Swamiji mutt, during his state tour ahead of Karnataka elections in Chitradurga on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah being presented with a souvenir on his visit to Madara Chennaiah Swamiji mutt, during his state tour ahead of Karnataka elections in Chitradurga on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka polls: Seeking legitimacy, politicians make a beeline for mutts

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 09:47 PM IST
While BJP president Amit Shah visited five mutts during his recent tour of Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi also met pontiffs during his poll visit last week.
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