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.