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.
PTI, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 09:20 PM IST
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah had said Amit Shah is a Jain and “he needs to clarify first whether he is AHINDU.”
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.
Press Trust of India, Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 07:05 PM IST
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.