Congress' Lingayat move aimed to prevent Yeddyurappa from becoming CM: Shah
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Congress' Lingayat move aimed to prevent Yeddyurappa from becoming CM: Shah

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BJP President Amit Shah Monday maintained that the Siddaramaiah government’s move to accord separate religious minority status to Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats was aimed at preventing B S Yeddyurappa from becoming Chief Minister. “This Siddaramaiah government has brought this proposal, not because it has love for Lingayats, but to prevent Yeddyurappa from becoming Chief Minister,” he said addressing a Coconut Growers Convention here, as he began his two-day tour of election-bound Karnataka.

“I want to tell Karnataka people that if BJP wins a majority, we will make Yeddyurappa Chief Minister,” he added. Yeddyurappa is considered a Lingayat strongman.

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