Lingayat community

Panchamasali demand for reservation rocks Karnataka Assembly

The demand for inclusion of the Panchamasali Lingayat community under the 2A category in the state reservation quota echoed in the Assembly on Thursday.

published on : 24th September 2021

Congress Lingayat leaders meet, seek recognition  

The party has seized on Yediyurappa’s removal to play on the community’s emotions. “The BJP and RSS have misused the trust of Lingayat leaders.

published on : 24th September 2021

Veerashaiva-Lingayat issues will be taken up after 2023 polls: Karnataka Congress leader MB Patil

After its bitter experience in 2018 polls, the Congress seems to be handling issues related to the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community demands cautiously.

published on : 4th September 2021

BSY's exit: Dabbling in politics, mutts bring a new dimension to power play

The buzz is that the BJP high command is working out an amicable formula to replace Yediyurappa while ensuring a smooth transition.

published on : 25th July 2021

Show of strength: More Lingayat seers rally behind BSY

Sri Chandrashekara Swami of Bettadahalli Mutt, while indirectly referring to Yediyurappa’s son B Y Vijayendra, has advised the latter to stay away from his father’s affairs.

published on : 23rd July 2021

Poll gambit: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah clears religion tag for Lingayats

Congress government in poll-bound Karnataka decided to recommend to Centre to grant religious minority tag to the numerically strong and politically-influential Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayats.

published on : 19th March 2018

Lingayat issue: Seers caution CM Siddaramaiah against religion tag

The seers submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and said Veerashaivas and Lingayats were one and the same. They urged Siddaramaiah not to divide the community.

published on : 16th March 2018