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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.
BJP president Amit Shah gestures as he speaks during the BJP's 38th Foundation Day celebrations in Mumbai.(PTI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah gestures as he speaks during the BJP's 38th Foundation Day celebrations in Mumbai.(PTI Photo)

I am a Hindu Vaishnav, not Jain, says Amit Shah in response to Siddaramaiah

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.”
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.
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)

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

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.
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