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Karnataka: Siddaramaiah's statement heats up the politics of Karnataka, BJP told the insult of Lingayats

Pankaj Prasad
Karnataka former CM Siddaramaiah
Karnataka former CM Siddaramaiah

Election campaigning for the assembly elections in Karnataka is in full swing.

Election campaigning for the assembly elections in Karnataka is in full swing. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given such a statement, which has heated up the politics of Karnataka. In fact, Siddaramaiah has said something about Lingayats, on which there has been a controversy. The BJP has linked it to the entire Lingayat community and called it an insult to the entire community. 

what is the whole matter

whether a leader of the Lingayat community should become the chief minister. On this, Siddaramaiah said that 'Lingayat is already the chief minister....but he is the root of all corruption'.

BJP surrounded

The BJP shared the video clip of Siddaramaiah's statement on its official Twitter handle and wrote that 'It is unforgivable that a person who is trying to divide the community is now saying that the community is corrupt!' BJP leaders have called it an insult to the entire Lingayat community. 

Siddaramaiah clarified

On the attempt of Siddaramaiah has clarified his statement. He said that he was calling Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai as corrupt, who believes in corruption. I have great respect for Veerashaiva Lingayats and we have given more than 50 tickets to Lingayats. The former CM said that the BJP is distorting his statement and wants to create controversy with it. The BJP, on the other hand, says that Siddaramaiah wants to take political advantage by insulting a community. Siddaramaiah had earlier tried to divide the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community. Those who believe in corruption. I have great respect for Veerashaiva Lingayats and we have given more than 50 tickets to Lingayats. The former CM said that the BJP is distorting his statement and wants to create controversy with it. The BJP, on the other hand, says that Siddaramaiah wants to take political advantage by insulting a community. Siddaramaiah had earlier tried to divide the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community. Those who believe in corruption. I have great respect for Veerashaiva Lingayats and we have given more than 50 tickets to Lingayats.