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Lingayat community


As seer alleges corruption in BJP govt, Lingayat mutts remain a powerful force in Karnataka

April 30, 2022 11:11 pm

The Lingayat community has backed the BJP and Yediyurappa since the turn of the century after the Congress lost support in the community in the 1990s over the shabby treatment of former CM Veerendra Patil.

Modi govt implementing teachings of Karnataka Lingayat seer: Amit Shah

April 02, 2022 2:22 am

The Siddaganga Mutt is one of the most influential religious institutions for the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community in Karnataka. The Lingayats account for about 17 per cent of the state’s population.

Birth anniversary of Lingayat seer likely to be show of strength in Karnataka BJP for sidelined Yediyurappa, son

March 29, 2022 12:14 pm

The event marking the 115th birth anniversary of Lingayat seer Siddalinga Shivakumar Swami to be held in Tumkur on April 1 will be attended by Home Minister Amit Shah.

Lingayat subsect warns Karnataka govt of renewed OBC quota agitation from April 14

March 28, 2022 11:39 am

The protest by the Panchamasali Lingayats last year was called off after the then Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa had sought time to address the reservation demand in a constitutional and legal manner.

Bigger Picture: Karnataka local polls, OBC rider, and the ghost of a 2015 census

March 24, 2022 7:15 am

Polls for 198 seats in the Bengaluru city corporation, 1,083 zila panchayat seats in 30 districts, and 3,903 seats in 175 taluk panchayats in Karnataka have been due for over a year.

Burial ground for Lingayats runs out of space in Pimpri-Chinchwad, PCMC promises to set up new one

November 29, 2021 10:09 am

🔴 The civic administration has also begun to restructure the existing burial ground at Morwadi so that it could be available for reuse.

Explained: Why has Mumbai-Karnataka region been rechristened as Kittur Karnataka?

November 12, 2021 9:23 am

Besides appeasing pro-Kannada bodies, the state government’s move is also meant to prevent any association of the region with the erstwhile Bombay Presidency while humouring the Lingayat community.

Amid exit talk, BS Yediyurappa says privileged to be loyal worker of BJP

July 22, 2021 7:23 am

The Chief Minister was initially scheduled to attend a legislature party meeting on July 26 and hold a luncheon with MLAs on July 25 but the programmes have now been reportedly rescheduled.

'Plans to remove Yediyurappa from CM post an RSS conspiracy': Lingayat seer

July 21, 2021 9:58 pm

Speaking to reporters in Hospet, Sri Basava Swami said “RSS is a caste-based organisation” and has no “liberal-minded” leaders.

A Lingayat sub-sect’s quota demand: context, implications

February 09, 2021 8:44 am

The Lingayats are a dominant community who make up nearly 17% of Karnataka’s six crore population . The community can determine the outcome of polls in as many as 90-100 of the state’s 224 Assembly constituencies.