Karnataka polls: BJP caught off guard as Siddaramaiah govt seeks separate religious status for Lingayats
The BJP is trying to counter Congress move by mobilising the non-Lingayat Hindu votes especially the Veerashaivas who are opposing it.
Clashes erupt between Lingayat and Veerashaiva followers in Kalaburagi, four people taken into custody
Clashes broke out between Lingayat and Veerashaiva followers in Kalaburagi after the Karnataka cabinet on Monday decided to grant them the status of a separate religion
Karnataka needs infrastructure and jobs, giving Lingayats separate religious status may backfire on Siddaramaiah
Karnataka is in desperate need for creation of infrastructure and jobs, not new religions
Karnataka gives Lingayats separate religious status, splits community; Siddaramaiah risks blowback ahead of polls
Karnataka government on Monday recognised Lingayats as a separate religious minority and accepted the recommendation of a committee under the state Minorities Commission Act. The proposal will be sent to Centre for final approval.
Karnataka cabinet approves separate religion status for Lingayats months ahead of crucial Assembly election
With the Karnataka Assembly election round the corner, its state government has on Monday approved the separate religion status for the Lingayat community.