At the root of Siddaramaiah’s new gameplan was a demographically ingenious, even if a politically insidious strategy aimed at retaining Karnataka, the only big state his Congress rules in India besides Punjab. With assembly elections only a few months away, the chief minister reckons that one sure way to stay on in power was to siege to the Lingayat vote bank.
The Lingayats have for long been estimated to constitute up to 17 percent of Karnataka’s population and largely support the BJP, which is cocksure of forming the next government.
Now after dividing them and causing massive confusion among lingayats and veerashaiva’s siddu seen admiring that lingayats are part of Hindus only. Watch the video
'See, Lingayat religion is given minority tag. But it comes under Hindu thing only'.
CM @siddaramaiah, who declared Lingayats as not being Hindu, admitting sheepishly on camera that Lingayats belong to Hindu fold.
Like a thief caught red handed, he gets caught in his own words pic.twitter.com/fSZu4ZGe3L
— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) April 26, 2018