Provide reservation before LS polls or face agitation: Lingayat seer to Karnataka govt

Davanagere, Nov 7 (IANS): Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peeth seer Basava Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami on Tuesday warned the Congress government that if reservation is not provided to Panchamasali sub caste of Lingayat community before the Lok Sabha elections, a large scale agitation would be launched.

Interacting with mediapersons here, he said that a religious programme would be held on Friday to register the protest against the government for "not doing anything on reservation".

"The agitation has been launched for six years for reservation under the 2A quota. The previous BJP government had not taken appropriate steps. Now, the Congress government, headed by CM Siddaramaiah, has come to power. The community leaders are of the opinion that Siddaramaiah is less likely to respond to the demand and there is a need for a large-scale agitation again. The programme would be attended by 5,000 people," he said.

He urged chief minister that even as there is a delay to grant reservation under the 2A category, Lingayats must be included under the OBC category.

The protest would be attended by BJP MLAs Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, Arvind Bellad and Congress MLA Vinay Kulkarni.



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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Nov 08 2023

    Agitation ?Reservation ?Best is all these seers just dont mix in social media or any Politics.First of all they should concentrate on what they are being in Math and do what has to do.Now it looks like more Political stage is in these Seers and try to vandalize?or stir.Fishes should be in water not on land.They already are more in news than usual,Resrvation for whom?How many of them are to be ?

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  • Richard, shirva/sharjah

    Wed, Nov 08 2023

    Stop all caste-based reservations!! Reservations prevails only for under privileged irrespective of caste n creed. All party must be united to eradicate the evil for developments.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 08 2023

    It's a dishonour to the sanctity of the sacred robes one is wearing to get involved in politics and issue soft threats to the ruling administration! This is a very personal opinion; I do not believe in any organized religion!!

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  • Steve, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 08 2023

    Start agitation against Alcohol.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai -Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 08 2023

    They will never start such an agitation because Somarasa is a part of many sacred rituals....😉!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Tue, Nov 07 2023

    Swamiji, what for agitation? Elections will be taken place, where all of us alive in draught hit water/no crops/no food....Instead of agitation, please start prayers for showering good rains and to showing us mercy. When you wear this beautiful saffron dress, alongwith that rudrakshi mala around your neck...Prayers offered from your hands, alongwith the devotees prove more meaningful. May god bless each and every one of us...(beautiful line quoted from Shri Marol )

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