Home News Reports 'What Siddarmaiah has done now was rejected by UPA' says Amit Shah on Lingayat row

‘What Siddarmaiah has done now was rejected by UPA’ says Amit Shah on Lingayat row

Siddarmaiah government in Karnataka has resorted to all tactics to gain an edge over the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls. The government has decided to recommend the Lingayat community for a minority religion status to the centre. The move has caught the attention of the entire nation and has raised hopes for the Congress party about its prospects in the elections.

The national president of the BJP, Amit Shah in an interview to Navika Kumar of Times Now has made some remarks on the move by Congress government in Karnataka. He said that the people were aware that it is an election move. He further questioned as to why this was not done when both state and centre had Congress governments in 2013. The BJP president also remarked that the UPA government had rejected the proposal when they were in power.

When asked about fears of losing Lingayat votes, Amit Shah said that Yeddyurappa was not fielded as a CM candidate because of his caste identity. He added that Yeddyurappa was a declared as a CM candidate because he was a senior leader and former CM of Karnataka. He said that the Congress move was an example of Caste politics. One of the Congress ministers, Shamanur Shivashankarappa had visited New Delhi in 2013 to put forward the demand in New Delhi, but nothing had come out of the visit.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Thus it appears, that the BJP president is not scared to confront the matter in upcoming elections.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

While slamming Rahul Gandhi and praising the Narendra Modi government for abrogating Article 370, Iqbal Ansari said the government has established the rule of a law in the country by removing Article 370.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Ravish Kumar blames ‘Modi the dictator’ for people not wanting to watch his mediocre shows anymore

The curious case of journalism by Ravish Kumar is that he often resorts to shooting the allegations in the dark without backing with any hard evidence,

Parody country Pakistan’s ex-minister Rehman Malik exposes his low IQ, falls for a parody account who fools him like a pro

Ever since India abolished Article 370 from its constitution, Pakistani politicians including Pakistan PM Imran Khan are having a hard time digesting the fact that India has decidedly altered the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress mouthpiece’s obituary on Arun Jaitley is the worst in recent memory and an absolute disgrace

The entire National Herald obituary is made up of thoughtless remarks.

Pakistan uses India Today journalist who created a drama at Srinagar airport to show India in bad light

The theatric by India Today journalist Mausami Singh at Srinagar airport is being used by a desperate Pakistan to further their own narrative about Kashmir.

Abusive ‘journalist’ Swati Chaturvedi spreads fake news, tweets photoshopped image of PM Modi wearing Arabic attire

Swati Chaturvedi, abusive troll masquerading as a journalist, has yet again been caught red-handed after propagating fake news.

Babri Masjid litigant Iqbal Ansari slams Rahul Gandhi: Modi govt right in abrogating Article 370, visit PoK and ‘resolve issues’ instead

While slamming Rahul Gandhi and praising the Narendra Modi government for abrogating Article 370, Iqbal Ansari said the government has established the rule of a law in the country by removing Article 370.

Pakistan Senate chairman cancels UAE trip after PM Modi is honoured with ‘Order of Zayed’ and ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’

Pakistan Senator decided to skip its pre-scheduled trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following PM Narendra Modi recent visit to the nation where he was honoured with ‘Order of Zayed’ and 'The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance'

India Today journalist plays victim after being accosted by security personnel for video recording at Defence airport in Srinagar

Journalist Mausami Singh from India Today went berserk when a security personnel informed her shooting videos on Srinagar airport is prohibited

BJP Delhi spokesperson releases audio tape exposing Pakistan’s nefarious agenda to embarrass India on a global platform

Pakistan has been isolated by the international community which has firmly stood by India on its internal decision to abrogate Article 370. 

Vyapam ‘whistleblower’ and Congress sympathiser doctor publishes confidential medical report to falsely malign Baba Ramdev’s associate

Congress sympathiser doctor accused that Baba Ramdev's associate consumes cannabis using medical report of someone else
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

181,503FansLike
173,641FollowersFollow
91,716SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post