Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Lingayat

To install Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM, Modi will have to run through the caste barrier

Even in the former CM’s own village, people are getting ready to vote on caste lines, which means the BJP will have to work hard to win over non-Lingayats.

Why Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi descended on Vijayapura on the same day: Lingayat votes

The Lingayat stronghold of Vijayapura has become a battleground where both Narendra Modi and Sonia Gandhi addressed rallies on the same day.

Caste likely to decide Siddaramaiah’s fate in the close battle for Badami

BJP’s Sriramulu belongs to the Valmiki Scheduled Tribe, which can counter the large number of voters of the Kuruba community to which the CM...

Congress wants to split Lingayat votes by portraying a ‘diminished’ Yeddyurappa in BJP

The Lingayats have traditionally voted for a leader and not a party. A chief ministerial aspirant from their community would make them vote for that party.

Siddaramaiah vs Sreeramulu: Caste likely to decide who will win the historic Badami seat

Sreeramulu, who belongs to the Nayaka tribe, is seen as a tough competitor for Siddaramaiah as he is said to have a sizeable support base in the region.

From Kedarnath to Karnataka: Modi to seek blessings of Lingayat God & priest before polls

The head priest of the Shiva shrine is a Veerashaiva-Lingayat, and the BJP hopes Modi's visit to the temple before launching his Karnataka campaign will help win the hearts of Lingayats.

Last Laughs: Karnataka vote bank, Commonwealth games & tale of two Khans in Rajasthan

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Last Laughs: Nitish Kumar’s woes, the best April Fool’s gag and mutt-hopping in Karnataka

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Despite Lingayat issue, it is ‘advantage BJP’ in the biggest political slugfest of 2018

There are several good reasons why the BJP is upbeat in spite of expectations the Lingayat issue might go against the party.

Amit Shah says Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is an anti-Hindu leader

BJP chief slams Karnataka CM over minority religion tag for Lingayats; asks why Siddaramaiah didn’t do this earlier in his term.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.