Yediyurappa will remain (CM) for the next two years

Friday, June 11th, 2021
BS Yedyurappa

Bengaluru : BJP national general secretary Arun Singh’s statement ruling out his replacement has given him “more strength”, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Friday and asserted that he will work for the development of the state during the remaining two years of the term. The 78-year-old Lingayat strongman also said his responsibility […]

Bengaluru : Lingayat issue led to Congress’ loss; V Somanna

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Bengaluru : The issue of separate religion tag for Lingayats led to a banter between former chief minister Siddaramaiah and Housing Minister V Somanna at a “Sharana mela” here on Sunday. Speaking at Asankhya Pramathara Ganamela and Sarvasharana Sammelana, Siddaramaiah maintained that Lingayats were a separate sect. He said he was staunch follower of Basava […]

Karnataka govt to build Anubhava Mantapa at Basavakalyan

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Bengaluru : : In an effort to strengthen its hold on the Lingayat vote-bank, the BJP government on Monday approved a proposal to recreate an Anubhava Mantapa, a 12th century spiritual Parliament started by 12th century social reformer Basavanna. The mega structure will be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crore at Basavakalyan in Bidar […]

Lingayat part of broader Hindu religion : Sri Vishwesha Tirtha Swamy

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Udupi : Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt said on Wednesday that Pandithacharya Shivacharya Swami of Sanehalli Mutt should realise that Lingayat was part of broader Hindu religion. In a press release here, the seer said that he did not want any split in the Hindu religion. He had high regards for Lingayat and also […]

BJP to take advantage of Lingayat notions this time as well

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Bangaluru: The state BJP has given a different take to the Siddaramaiah government’s disputable choice to accord religious minority tag to Lingayat-Veerashaiva (Basava tatva) as a connivance against B S Yeddyurappa to keep him from getting to be the Chief Minister of the state. As indicated by party sources, it is a politically computed move, […]

Everyone will become minority one day: Pejavara seer

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Udupi: Sri Vishweshateertha Swamiji of Pejawar Math said “Both Veerashaiva and Lingayat belief are one and the same despite the fact that there are some fundamental ideological contrasts,” The seer specified about contrasts between Dwaita, Adwaita, and Vishishtadwaita philosophies prevailing inside Vedic belief. “Despite the fact that there is distinction in the thought we have […]

Shettar to lead BJP in Karnataka Assembly polls

Sunday, January 6th, 2013
Jagadish shetter

Bangalore: Karnataka’s ruling BJP announced on Saturday that Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar would lead the party in the Assembly polls due in May, a move clearly aimed at blunting the caste advantage its former leader BS Yeddyurappa was hoping to benefit from. The decision to go to the polls under Shettar’s leadership was taken at […]

BS Yeddyurappa formally launches Karnataka Janata Party

Sunday, December 9th, 2012
yeddyurappa KJP

Haveri : Opening a new chapter in Karnataka politics, former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday formally launched Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) and took over as its President at a massive rally here in North Karnataka. In a potential sign of trouble for the BJP government in the state, at least 10 ruling party MLAs […]

Basava awards presented to Kanavi and Kasturi by Sadananda Gowda

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Kasturi Shanker Channaveera kanavi

Basava awards presented to Kanavi and Kasturi by Sadananda Gowda
Bangalore: The Basava Vedike’s ‘Basavashri’ award was presented to, Kannada poet Channaveera Kanavi for 2012, and ‘Vachana Sahitya Sri’ award for 2012 was givin to singer Kasturi Shankar, by CM .D.V Sadananda Gowda in Bangalore on May’ Tuesday. Kasturi has completed 50 years of singing career this year.

CM Sadananda Gowda and ex-CM Yeddyurrapa were distinguished personalities participating in this function.

Yeddy did not lose the chance to present his case before local intellectuals, and tell them why he has ousted from his chair as CM.
Yeddy recited lines from a Lingayat religious teacher, to show the depth of his agony in being jailed without proper evidence of guilt.

He asked intellectuals of the day to give their opinions after the high court and Supreme Court had given their verdict on the cases, in which he is main accused.
He would expose the conspirators later, be kept saying. Yeddy was kept waiting for an hour by CM, but he left immediately after his speech, when CM arrived.

The two did not exchange words or looks. While Yeddy had quoted AkkaMahadevi, CM quoted poet laureate GS. Shivarudrappa to say that one should not be blinded by one’s ego, in reference to ex-CM.

One has to be humane in dealings with others, while working for development projects, CM added. He presented the awards to 2 winners, while Basavaraj Bommai garlanded Suttur Math Swamiji. Culture minister Govind Karajol was present.

B.C. Patil disillusioned with congress policies

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
B.C Patil

Bengaluru: Terming B.S. Yeddyurappa as not at all a Lungayat leader but as a merchant of Lingayat talks, Hire Kerur MLA B.C. Patil on Tuesday told press reporters that under BJP and Yeddyurappa’s 3 years rule (2008-2011), the Veershaivas suffered a lot in life. No improvement was done to their living. He is not the […]

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