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Caste dynamics that won Congress power in Karnataka

Caste was always a factor during the Karnataka elections. However, what surprised many was the manner in which the Lingayat vote bank tilted in favour of the Congress which ended up winning 67 out......

In K'taka, Muslims not Lingayats will decide fate of govt

Caste has always been a key factor in any election in Karnataka. This time around the most important vote bank for any party will be the Muslims since all other castes in Karnataka will be divided......

Lingayats united in Yeddyurappa's support

The ruling Bharatiya Janatha Party in Karnataka finds itself in doldrums following the launch of a new political outfit by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa last Sunday. Like always it is going......

Revenge of the fallen: Yeddyurappa back with a bang

The BJP has less than five months to straighten things out to taken on the Lingayat strongman in the May 2013 elections, says Aditi PhadnisIt was October 2007 and Rajnath Singh was president of the......

Jagadish Shettar sworn in as Karnataka chief minister

Jagadish Shettar, a Lingayat leader backed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader B S Yeddyurappa, was on Thursday sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the......

'Maha Sharana Haralayya is my first devotional film'

Popular Kannada actor Ramesh Aravind’s first devotional and historical film Maha Sharana Haralayya will release on Friday, January 10, across Karnataka. He becomes the third actor after......

  People speak for lingayats

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Apocalypso
Q. NDTV Opinion poll !!In Karnataka the January the poll said BJP getting just 2 seats minus Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa and April poll says now thirteen seats to BJP once Yeddi was taken back for Lingayat votes despite his corruption associated cases !So it is clear that in Karanataka BSY is larger than NaMo !Fair view is it not ??
Apocalypso:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/ndtv-opinion-poll-in-karnataka-the-january-the-poll-said-bjp/27320214/answers/

saranathan Narasimhan
Q. Has Yediurappa joining BJP has strengthened BJP getting more MPs?
Saranathan Narasimhan:  A. let us wait for the final results more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/has-yediurappa-joining-bjp-has-strengthened-bjp-getting-more/27271822/answers/27320242

rajesh
Q. in every state we find different castes like jats, rajputs, thakurs, marathas, lingayat, but we see bramhins in every state with different surnames? are they common?
Rajesh:  A. Yes, it does. Added to it, vokkaliga & lingayats leaders of Cong. themselves ensure BJP sweep the state to ensure rebel against Siddhramiah down the line. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/in-every-state-we-find-different-castes-like-jats-rajputs-th/25478453/answers/27271859

Farhaan
Q. Yeddyurappa formed his own party, can BJP survive without BSY in Karnataka?
Farhaan:  A. no comment more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/yeddyurappa-formed-his-own-party-can-bjp-survive-without-bsy/24650178/answers/25478458

vishwabandhubajpai
Q. Yedurappa left BJP.Will he go to 'congress,or indirectly strengthen 'congress'by acting as vote-cutter,that has been so far,sad part experienced in party-cracy post independence ?
Vishwabandhubajpai:  A. yes very much. yeddy is a lingayat leader and lingayats are 14% in karnataka. and not all lingayats will vote for him. but he can be a spoilsport...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/yedurappa-left-bjp.will-he-go-to-congressor-indirectly-stren/24573520/answers/24650203

  Web results for Lingayats
Bharatiya Janata Party hopes for 15, Congress 10

Bengaluru: A day after Karnataka's 4.62 crore electorate exercised its franchise, political parties across the state are putting every polling... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140419/nation-politics/article/bharatiya-janata-party-hopes-15-congress-10
Where caste vies with Modi factor

The Krishnagiri Lok Sabha constituency has to its credit many specialities such as, the much contentious Cauvery River entering the State at... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/krishnagiri-where-caste-vies-with-modi-factor/article5926406.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Yeddyurappa trapped in warren of ?cinematic politics?

Things are going to be difficult for Yeddyurappa this time around mainly as Geetha, the daughter of ex-Karnataka chief minister Sarekoppa... ...

http://post.jagran.com/yeddyurappa-trapped-in-warren-of-cinematic-politics-1397801360
Young opt for NOTA in Lingayat heartland

Belgaum/Hubli: The battle in the Lingayat heartland of Bombay-Karnataka is expected to be fierce as the Congress has fielded some of its most... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/node/113579
Half of Bangalore didn't vote

Bangalore's voter turnout was much lower than the state average of 65 per cent After all the hype generated about `voting' in the run-up to the... ...

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/others/Lok-Sabha-polls-Election-Commission-Chief-Electoral-Officer-Anil-Kumar-Jha-BJP-AAP-JDS-Congress-Narendra-Modi-Aam-Aadmi-Party-BBMP/articleshow/33874084.cms

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