Battle For Lingayat Vote In Karnataka: Will Religious Politics Backfire?

PUBLISHED ON: April 4, 2018 | Duration: 19 min, 11 sec

  
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The war over the Lingayat votebank taken centrestage in Battleground Karnataka. Two weeks after the Siddaramaiah government recommended recognising Lingayats a separate religion to the centre - a move designed to end the community's loyalty to the BJP - BJP President Amit Shah has hinted that such a move will not be approved by the centre. Congress President Rahul Gandhi today visited the Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru to meet the 111-year-old seer Sri Sri Shivakumar Swamiji and also to reiterate the Congress interest in Lingayats. On Trending @ 10, we ask: could the growing war over the Lingayat vote backfire for the key political players as the state heads to elections in just over a month?
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