From Karnataka To London, Politics Over Lingayat Votes Takes A Giant Leap | Read

PUBLISHED ON: April 18, 2018 | Duration: 2 min, 16 sec

  
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With less than a month to go for the assembly elections in Karnataka, politics over the state's Lingayat-Veerashaiva votes has found a new flashpoint - the birth anniversary of Basaveshwara, the 12th-century saint revered by both sects. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to pay his respects to the saint on the banks of river Thames in London, a lawmaker of his party back home said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cannot be allowed the privilege.
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