Brahmins have been given four posts, Lingayats
- two but why not to Reddy community."
In Mumbai-Karnataka, the BJP did amazingly well only because the outgoing chief minister Siddaramaiah's strategy to wean away the Lingayat
community - he announced they be categorised as a minority community - backfired badly on the Congress; the Lingayats
stuck to the BJP.
Modi referred to Vijayapura as the birth place of Lord Basaveshwara, a 12th century social reformer and philosopher who founded the Lingayat
religious tradition, and targeted the Siddaramaiah government over its move to recommend minority community status for the Lingayats
in the southern state.
IANS New Delhi The Home Ministry has forwarded the Karnataka government's recommendation to grant religious minority status to the Lingayats
to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, saying the issue is beyond its jurisdiction, an official said on Thursday.
But perhaps the master stroke of Rahul - and one must find out the brains which thought of it - is to get the state government recognise the Lingayats
, a 12th century sect, as a religion much like Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs, born of reformist zeal from the larger Hindu conglomerate.
The Congress is aware of Yeddyurappa's clout and power, as the undisputed leader of the largest community ( Lingayats
) in Karnataka.
The Swami has a vast following among Lingayats
, a community that had distanced itself from the Congress ever since the unceremonious removal of a paralysed Veerendra Patil as Chief Minister in 1989 at the height of riots.
Gandhi's strength may not have been in her speech but in the local leaders by her on the podium, each representing a piece from the state's jigsaw of castes and groups, from Vokkaligas and Lingayats
to Muslim leaders in this former Congress bastion.
The unit of analysis is most often not "Christianity" but, e.g., the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Churches, the Church of England, or the Reformed Churches; not "Hinduism" but the Saiva Siddhanta, the Lingayats
, the Vaikhanasas, the Srivaisnavas, or the Pustimarga.
Beginning with a critical examination of education in the colonial period, when higher education was in the hands of the upper caste, namely, the Vokkaligas and Lingayats
, and the upper strata of the society, it then traces the evolution till after Independence.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], May 27 (ANI): Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil on Monday clarified his party MLA BC Patil's comment about Congress "neglecting" Lingayats
in the Lok Sabha polls and said that elections are won with the support of all communities of the society.