Issue of Separate religion

How Lingayats voted

Print edition : June 08, 2018

BJP members celebrate the victory of party nominees in Belagavi city on May 15. Photo: P.K. Badiger

As Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah receiving a memorandam from Lingayat swamis in Bengaluru on March 15.

The issue of separate religion status for Lingayats may not have been weighing on the minds of voters as much as it has been for academics and politicians, but it was very much part of the election campaign.
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