Giving religious minority tag to Lingayat another 'election gimmick' by Congress, says Karnataka BJP
He also sought to know the need to rake up the issue of minority tag when the UPA government had rejected the separate religious status to Lingayats.
Lingayat issue: Santosh Hegde slams Karnataka govt, says it has no business in recognising any community as religion
Santosh Hegde slammed the Siddaramaiah government's decision to recommend the Centre of granting religious minority tag to Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat community, saying the government has no business to recognise any community as a religion
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
Siddaramaiah's decision on Lingayat minority status counters BJP in its own language, may upset its apple cart
The Lingayat movement for a separate religious identity has the potential to upset the BJP’s apple cart in Karnataka.
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.
BS Yeddyurappa is Narendra Modi's gateway to Karnataka to 2019: A fall guy if things go south during Assembly polls
In BS Yeddyurappa, BJP has not only found a chief ministerial candidate who would clear the road for Narendra Modi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but also a fall guy if things go south
BJP distances itself from Ananth Kumar Hegde's remarks, says his comments on 'secular people' not reflective of party
BJP on Tuesday distanced itself from Union minister Ananth Kumar Hegde's claim that the party will change the Constitution and remove the word "secular" from it.
"Rahul Gandhi is only on Twitter. His politics is confined to tweets. If you have mass support, then tweets are a symbol of strength, but doing politics through tweets is political bankruptcy," he told reporters.
Congress sticks to caste algebra, ignores voter chemistry in Karnataka: Is Rahul Gandhi set for political harakiri?
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's changes in the Karnataka unit, cosmetic at their best, not only attempt a fragile balancing act between castes but also reflect a policy of status quo-ism and a weak effort to keep up a pretence of unity
Karnataka Election 2018: Congress lashes out at BS Yeddyurappa as Lingayat strongman threatens Dalit vote bank
As the BJP announces its chief ministerial candidate in Karnataka, despite the pulao goof-up, the Congress readies to mount a fierce attack.
In July, the Congress-NCP ruled state government in Maharashtra announced 16 percent reservation in government jobs and education for the politically powerful Maratha community and 5 percent reservation for Muslims.
The CSDS survey gives a big win for the Congress. Of the 224 assembly seats in the state, the party is likely to secure 117-129.
The Karnataka BJP leaders are wary of BS Yeddyurappa's party in 38 constituencies of the state.