Friday, December 4, 2020
Home News Reports Karnataka government recommends a separate religion tag for Lingayats

Karnataka government recommends a separate religion tag for Lingayats

In continuation of the divide and rule policy of the Congress, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recommended a separate minority religion tag for the Lingayat community in a desperate bid to retain power in the southern state. Earlier, a panel constituted by the state government had submitted a report recommending a separate religion tag for the Lingayats.

Law Minister, T.B. Jayachandran, said quoting the cabinet decision, “After due deliberations and some discussion on concerns of various sections of society cabinet has decided to accept the recommendations of the state minority commission which based on the report of an expert committee headed by Justice Nagamohan Das has recommended to consider grant of recognition as religious minority to the Lingayat and Veerashaiva Lingayat, believers of Basava Tattva, under Section 2(d) of the Karnataka Minorities Act. It was also decided to forward the same to the Central government for notifying under Section 2(d) of the Central Minority Commission Act.”

The move will have a significant impact in the Assembly Elections looming around the corner. Lingayats account for almost 17% of Karnataka’s population. BJP Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa himself belongs to the Lingayat community. The community has been one of the biggest support bases for the Saffron party in the state. Sidaramaiah’s recommendation of a separate religion tag is seen as an effort towards undermining support for the BJP among the voters from the community.

Recently, Siddaramaiah had fanned the North-South divide claiming in an article that the ‘developed south is subsidizing populated north’. Not so long ago, the Chief Minister had also raised the bogey of ‘Hindi imposition’ in an effort to undermine the BJP in the state. With the Assembly elections around the corner, it appears that the Congress government will stop at no odds to retain power in the state.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

World’s first Muslim Hijabi model, Halima Aden, quits modelling, says fashion industry compromised her Islamic faith: Read details

Halima Aden, the first-ever Muslim Hijabi model, has decided to give up her modelling career to embrace her faith, Islam

Petition filed in HC wants Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account deleted, mentions that she called Uddhav Thackeray govt ‘Pappu Sena’

The petition claimed that Kangana Ranaut had disrespected judiciary by posting a tweet in which she referred to Maharashtra govt as Pappu Sena.

‘If anything happens to him, CM will be responsible’: Expelled BJD MLA picked up by Odisha officials, wife says he is now untraceable

Expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi was picked up by EOW of the Crime Branch from his residence in Odisha as wife cries foul

From supporting Khalistanis to hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs: A brief intro of the new liberal favourite, Diljit Dosanjh

Singer Diljit Dosanjh has become the new blue-eyed boy of the left-liberal gang after he supported ongoing farmers protest

ISIS Mufti: Christians given ‘option’ to pay ‘Jizya’ and be protected by the Caliphate since they are ‘followers of the book’

ISIS terrorist Shifa Ali Bashir Muhammad revealed that ISIS had given the 'option' to the Christians of Mosul to pay Jiziya.

Here are 5 fear-mongering claims about the COVID vaccine, because even Harbhajan Singh is not ‘immune’ to rumours

Debunking claims about Covid-19 vaccine is the need of the hour as celebrities and influencers have started posting misleading information.

Recently Popular

From supporting Khalistanis to hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs: A brief intro of the new liberal favourite, Diljit Dosanjh

Singer Diljit Dosanjh has become the new blue-eyed boy of the left-liberal gang after he supported ongoing farmers protest

Exposing hypocrisy of Congress, CPIM, Bharatiya Kisan Union and even Justin Trudeau over the Farm Bills 2020, point by point

The industry scale hypocrisy surrounding the protests around Farm Laws is staggering

Mirzapur: Three Brahmin boys found dead, family says they were murdered with eyes gouged out, police deny

The three cousins: 14-year-old Sudhanshu Tiwari, 14-year-old Shivam Tiwari and Hariom Tiwari were mysteriously found dead in a pond in the Lalganj police station area, Mirzapur.

Kangana Ranaut vs Diljit Dosanjh fight turns ugly, she calls him Karan Johar’s pet dog

Days after Kangana mistook an elderly lady in Punjab farmers' protest for Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh 'protests', Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh got into a war of words with her on Twitter.

MDH Masala owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati passes away at 97

Mahashay Dharampal Gulati, the owner of the spices brand 'MDH' passed away on Thursday morning following a cardiac arrest.

Swati Chaturvedi wants to sue Twitter user and send him to jail for exposing her history of manipulated media

Swati Chaturvedi wants to sue someone for pointing out she shared photoshopped image after having apologised for sharing the same photoshopped image.

Chattisgarh: Inspired by Crime Patrol, Zubair and his brother stab minor boy Rahul Tandi to death, post video on social media

Zubair's brother, a minor himself, was reportedly drunk and kept dragging and stabbing Rahul Tandi, while Zubair kept recording the video.

China Daily reporter and ‘puppet of Xi Jinping’ loses his mind, calls US senator ‘b*tch’… twice: Here is what happened

US Senator Marsha Blackburn decided to take Chen Weihua, head-on, instead of backing down. She replied back by calling him a 'thug' and a 'puppet' of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping.

Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Committee sends legal notice to Kangana Ranaut for her tweets on farmer protests

The legal notice sent on behalf of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee President Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that the actress defamed the farmers, protestors and activists involved in the 'farmer protests' against the Modi government.

Pakistan: Minor Hindu girl kidnapped from her home by politician’s employee in Sindh

According to girl's parents, some armed men barged into their house and took away their daughter after physically assaulting the family.

World’s first Muslim Hijabi model, Halima Aden, quits modelling, says fashion industry compromised her Islamic faith: Read details

Halima Aden, the first-ever Muslim Hijabi model, has decided to give up her modelling career to embrace her faith, Islam

Petition filed in HC wants Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account deleted, mentions that she called Uddhav Thackeray govt ‘Pappu Sena’

The petition claimed that Kangana Ranaut had disrespected judiciary by posting a tweet in which she referred to Maharashtra govt as Pappu Sena.

‘If anything happens to him, CM will be responsible’: Expelled BJD MLA picked up by Odisha officials, wife says he is now untraceable

Expelled BJD leader Pradeep Panigrahi was picked up by EOW of the Crime Branch from his residence in Odisha as wife cries foul

From supporting Khalistanis to hurting religious sentiments of Sikhs: A brief intro of the new liberal favourite, Diljit Dosanjh

Singer Diljit Dosanjh has become the new blue-eyed boy of the left-liberal gang after he supported ongoing farmers protest

ISIS Mufti: Christians given ‘option’ to pay ‘Jizya’ and be protected by the Caliphate since they are ‘followers of the book’

ISIS terrorist Shifa Ali Bashir Muhammad revealed that ISIS had given the 'option' to the Christians of Mosul to pay Jiziya.

PM Modi took care of me, sons assaulted me: Here is why an 85-year-old woman wants to give 12-bigha land to PM Modi

The elderly woman said that while PM Modi gave her pension, her sons physically assaulted her, hence, she wanted to give land to him

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
492,495FollowersFollow
20,300SubscribersSubscribe