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Lok Sabha Election 2019: As 14 Karnataka seats go to polls, BJP appears to have nullified Congress-JD(S) advantage

The third phase of polling on Tuesday sees 14 Lok Sabha seats from the northern part of Karnataka decide whether the Congress-JD(S) alliance will deliver a mighty blow to the BJP or whether the..
Firstpost - Published

Karnataka: Can BJP hold on to Lingayat bastion?

IndiaTimes - Published

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Marathwada: Congress, NCP stitch caste tie-up

According to senior Congress leader, in Marathwada, Marathas are largest populations, followed by Lingayat, Vanjari, Dalit, Muslim and Dhangar community.
DNA - Published

Congress goes all out in Maharashtra to lure Lingayat voters

Lingayats form around 17 per cent of Karnataka's population with a strong presence in Mumbai-Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka regions and are deemed to be the largest caste formation.
DNA - Published

Swami & friends: Lingayat clout opens up Solapur fight

IndiaTimes - Published

Sushil Kumar Shinde to face Lingayat seer, Prakash Ambedkar in Maharashtra's Solapur in 'last election'

Congress leader Sushil Kumar Shinde, who is locked in a keen contest on his home turf Solapur in Maharashtra, announced that the upcoming contest would be his final election
Firstpost - Published

Sushilkumar Shinde seeks Pawar's blessings in his last poll

The former chief minister is squaring off against Lingayat seer Jaisiddeshwar Swami of the BJP and Dalit icon B R Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar.
Zee News - Published

Tale of 'talking god': Lingayat pontiff BJP's nominee from Solapur

BJP leader and Solapur guardian minister Vijaykumar Deshmukh said they had insisted on the seer contesting as a BJP nominee considering his "social work."
DNA - Published

Prominent Lingayat seer Maate Mahadevi passes away

She was at the forefront of the movement demanding separate religion status for the Lingayat community that erupted in the state in 2017-18.
Zee News - Published

Lingayat community threatens to vote against BJP over minority status demand

Bhosikar claimed the Lingayats accounted for around 1 crore of Maharashtra's population with significant presence in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies
DNA - Published

Mann ki Baat: Narendra Modi pays tribute to Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami, urges youth to register to vote in Lok Sabha elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the first edition of Mann ki Baat of this year, on Sunday paid tribute to late Shivakumar Swami, the pontiff of Sree Siddaganga Matha who recently passed..
Firstpost - Published

BJP left red faced as Lingayat mutt seer misses Bharat Ratna

On January 21, at Tumakuru, BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa publicly stated that he and his party will recommend the name of Shivakumar Swamiji for the nation’s highest civilian award, party..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bharat Ratna demand for Shivakumara Swami: Chorus grows as Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa urge Centre to honour Lingayat seer

Initially, it was Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who urged the Centre to confer the prestigious award on the seer. After the Siddaganga Mutt seer's demise on Monday, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun..
Firstpost - Published

Daily Bulletin: Karnataka's Shivakumara Swami's last rites at 4.30 pm; Narendra Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas; day's top stories

Today's top stories: Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi; Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami's last rites will be performed with full state honours in Tumakuru; and..
Firstpost - Published

Nirmala Sitharaman, DV Sadananda Gowda to attend Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami's funeral

The 111-year old head of the Siddaganga mutt in Karnataka, known as 'Walking God' among his countless followers, died on Monday after prolonged illness.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

Shivakumara Swami's funeral today: As devotees throng Lingayat seer's Siddaganga mutt, traffic in Tumakuru diverted, schools remain shut

The state government declared a three-day state mourning from Monday. All schools, colleges and government offices will remain closed owing to Shivakumara's demise. The seer will be laid to rest at the..
Firstpost - Published

Shivakumara 'Walking God' Swami passes away: Why Karnataka politics and Siddaganga mutt seer were inseparable

Shivakumara was not like other Lingayat seers. He kept his distance from politics and reportedly did not openly take sides.
Firstpost - Published

Protege to succeed 'walking god' as new mutt head

For close to a decade, 55-year-old Siddalinga Mahaswami has been the “de-facto” head of the richest mutts in Karnataka. Following the demise of the 111-year-old Shivakumar Swamiji, Siddalinga..
IndiaTimes - Published

President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi, others condole death of Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swamiji

The seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math was known as the 'Walking God'.
Zee News - Published

Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga mutt passes away at 111; three-day mourning declared in Karnataka

Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swamiji of the Siddaganga mutt passed away at the age of 111 years on Monday. The cremation will be held on Tuesday at 4.30 pm in Tumakuru.
Firstpost - Published

Narendra Modi condoles demise of Lingayat leader Shivakumara Swamiji, says seer lived for 'poor and vulnerable'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the demise of a prominent Lingayat seer, saying he lived for the people, especially the poor. The seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math, 111-year-old..
Firstpost - Published

PM Modi condoles demise of Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swamiji

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the demise of a prominent Lingayat seer, saying he lived for the people, especially the poor. The seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math, 111-year-old..
IndiaTimes - Published

Prominent Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami dies at 111

A recipient of Padma Bhushan and Karnataka Ratna awards, the seer was in a serious condition for the past two months and had undergone a surgery at a private hospital in Chennai about two months ago.. - Published

Sri Shivakumara Swamiji unwell: Know all about the Lingayat seer of Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkuru

He is being treated for a lung infection which he developed after undergoing a liver bypass last month.
Zee News - Published

Veteran Congress leader calls Karnataka home minister a 'monkey' as duo exchange barbs over funding of Lingayat movement

As the Congress deals with issues concerning its alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka, the infighting in the grand old party came to the fore on Sunday after veteran leader Shamanur..
Firstpost - Published

Karnataka: BJP hard-pressed to find Yeddyurappa's Lingayat successor

Speculation is already doing the rounds that Yeddyurappa will be sent to margadarshak mandal — the BJP’s panel for senior leaders — soon after 2019 general election. Although a Brahmin, Kumar was..
IndiaTimes - Published

With no second-rung leaders, BJP scrambling to find BS Yeddyurappa's Lingayat successor

IndiaTimes - Published

Ananth Kumar: Bengaluru's "most loved", "gregarious MP" was known for his political adroitness

A staunch RSS idealogue and long-time BJP member, Union minister Ananth Kumar was the quintessential organisation man who kept Karnataka and the party as the twin focuses of his career. The..
DNA - Published

Ananth Kumar: RSS ideologue,Bengaluru's 'most loved' MP, first Kannada speaker in UN

 A staunch RSS ideologue, a hard boiled organisation man, Bengaluru's "most loved" MP and the first person to speak in Kannada in the United Nations are some of the connotations *associated with Union..
DNA - Published

Lingayat seer Siddalinga Swamiji passes away - Published

Why Shivakumar is raking up Lingayat issue now

Majority are baffled over the timing of his statement, as it came just over a week ahead of the crucial bypolls in the state. Why did Shivakumar raise the Lingayat issue that was long forgotten? TOI..
IndiaTimes - Published

'We made a mistake': Shivakumar apologises for Sidda's Lingayat move

Shivakumar said the then Congress government should not have buckled under pressure to the Lingayat lobby, when a petition was given. All the Lingayat ministers who had rallied for seeking a separate..
IndiaTimes - Published

DK Shivakumar embarrasses Siddaramaiah, calls minority status for Lingayats a 'major blunder'

In an embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader and Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has conceded that his party committed a "major blunder" by recommending religious minority..
DNA - Published

DK Shivakumar seeks forgiveness for Congress' 'interference' in Lingayat issue, says party committed a crime

Karnataka water resources minister DK Shivakumar on Thursday admitted that the Congress had made a mistake by getting involved in the Lingayat issue that had cropped up a few months before the state's..
Firstpost - Published

Revisiting the bhakti of Ibrahim Adil Shah II

What does the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, a scholarly treatise in praise of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Saraswati have in common? They come together in a concert in Mumbai on Sunday in the form of rare..
DNA - Published

MB Patil's disenchantment with Karnataka Congress should set alarm bells ringing for Rahul Gandhi

MB Patil, the tallest Lingayat leader within the Congress party now, is miffed that he is not part of the political leadership in HD Kumaraswamy's dispensation.
Firstpost - Published

Karnataka Congress working president SR Patil resigns, takes moral responsibility for party's poor show

The Congress had managed to wrest a few seats from BJP, but lost many in North Karnataka, an electorally significant region dominated by Lingayat community.
Firstpost - Published

All eyes on Karnataka swearing-in today

After all the hullabaloo over who will be the next chief minister of Karnataka, the stage is all set for swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister today. Top leaders from the Congress..
DNA - Published

HD Kumaraswamy, Gandhis 'fine-tune' Karnataka

JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi here on Monday, while the two parties worked on an initial power sharing-arrangement in Karnataka...
DNA - Published

Karnataka govt formation: Lingayat body demands deputy CM's post for its president, larger role in cabinet

Shivakumar too is an influential Vokkaliga leader in the state, a fact that could go against him, given that Lingayats are the second largest bloc of MLAs among 78 victorious Congress candidates.
Firstpost - Published

Karnataka: Operation Kamala-II plans come a cropper

As the saying goes BJP won the battle but lost the war. Party had won 104 seats, defeating the ruling Congress in a bitterly-contested assembly polls, but failed to mobilise adequate support to cross..
DNA - Published

JD(S)-Congress govt faces multiple challenges in Karnataka

From arch rival to coalition partners, the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) face multiple challenges once they form a coalition government in Karnataka. The foes-turned-friends will have to keep..
DNA - Published

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