After distributing 5 eggs to SC ST and 3 eggs to other cases,and in another bid to divide hindus, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said he will recommend to the Centre to make ‘Veerashaiva Lingayat’ a separate religion.Speaking after being feted by Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha at Palace Grounds here, Siddaramaiah asked the persons on dais the proper name of the tradition, ‘Veerashaiva’ or ‘Lingayat’.
Answering the chief minister’s question, Municipal Administration Minister Eshwar Khandre said, “It is Veerashaiva Lingayat religion.”Siddaramaiah continued, “We will consult the leaders of the community and arrive at a name before making the recommendation to the Centre.”
Mahasabha president and MLA Shamanur Shivashankarappa urged the chief minister to open a centre for studying vachana sahitya at Kudalasangama. “There are 60 sub sects in the community and all of them should be brought under Veerashaiva religion.”
COngress has been adopting divide and rule policy for Hindus since british times, this move by congress CM is seen as an extension of the policy. The function was chaired by congress leaders is clear indication that this is an attempt to divide hindus as the lingayat community has been voting BJP for a long time.