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July 27, 2021

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Amid resignation rumours, more than 30 top Lingayat seers extend support to Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

Amid resignation rumours, greater than 30 high Lingayat seers lengthen assist to Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa | Information

Bengaluru: Amid heightened speculations about his resignation, greater than 30 high seers from the highly effective Lingayat neighborhood met and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday and prolonged their assist to him.
Outstanding Veerashaiva-Lingayat political leaders and seers have thrown throwing their weight behind him amid his resignation rumours.
A number of seers and leaders of the dominant neighborhood, which is estimated to kind about 16 per cent of the state’s inhabitants, have cautioned the BJP in opposition to any transfer to dislodge the 78-year-old Lingayat strongman from the Chief Minister’s publish.
 
Karnataka: Greater than 30 seers of various mutts met CM BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru and prolonged their assist to him. pic.twitter.com/0msSMtJ0Iu
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2021
 
The Veerashaiva-Lingayat neighborhood is taken into account to be the BJP’s core assist base. With a brand new spherical of hypothesis on whether or not substitute of Yediyurappa is not far away, senior Congress chief and the top of the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, stated the neighborhood is behind the Chief Minister.
“They (BJP management) ought to keep in mind historical past – S Nijalingappa, Veerendra Patil, J H Patel and S R Bommai (all former Chief Ministers). They are going to destroy themselves in the event that they try such a factor,” Shivashankarappa stated in response to a query on studies that BJP is mulling changing Yediyurappa.
Stating that the neighborhood needs him to proceed because the Chief Minister, he stated Yediyurappa has constructed the social gathering from scratch. “Veerashaiva Mahasabha is behind him…So long as Yediyurappa is there, they (BJP) might be there. If Yediyurappa is disturbed, issues will finish there,” he stated.
One other distinguished Congress chief from the Lingayat neighborhood and former Minister M B Patil has warned that the BJP could face the wrath of Lingayats, in the event that they “ill-treat” a tall chief like BS Yediyurappa.
“BJP ought to worth the contribution of Yediyurappa and deal with him with dignity. That is my private opinion, understanding that the proposed modifications could also be inside issues of the BJP,” he stated.
Nonetheless, the assertion by senior Congress leaders, popping out within the open, in assist of Yediyurappa is seen as an try to boost their clout locally by attracting his Veerashaiva-Lingayat assist base in the direction of themselves.
A number of distinguished seers from the neighborhood like Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, head of the Chitradurga-based Sri Jagadguru Murugharajendra Mutt, Sri Veera Someshwara Shivacharya Swami of Rambhapuri Peetha of Balehonnur, and Srisaila Jagadguru Channa Siddharama Panditaradhya have additionally favoured Yediyurappa’s continuation whereas warning the BJP.
Veera Someshwara Shivacharya Swami stated any transfer to interchange Yediyurappa may have “massive penalties” for the BJP. “Friction is widespread in politics, let anybody say something, however now we have confidence that BS Yediyurappa will proceed because the Chief Minister and full the time period. If there are any shortcomings on this, it’s going to have massive penalties for the social gathering,” he stated.
Yediyurappa has assist from folks throughout events and communities for his environment friendly work throughout floods and COVID, even at this age, the seer stated.”I’ve confidence that the nationwide management (of BJP) won’t permit it (CM substitute),” he added.
Murugha Sharanaru stated Yediyurappa is among the many nice statesmen-politicians that the state has seen, and he’s a power.
“Yediyurappa could also be Lingayat by beginning, however he’s a mass chief who can take all of the communities collectively. Nothing ought to occur that impacts the dignity of a tall Lingayat chief like him. He has grown from grassroot stage and functioned successfully throughout COVID, and his continuation is the want of varied pontiffs, folks, organisations and political leaders throughout social gathering strains,” he added.
Siddharama Panditaradhya stated, “Yediyurappa could also be previous, however he is nonetheless working. He needs to be allowed to proceed.” Yediyurappa is thought for having supplied beneficiant grants to mutts and non secular establishments throughout his earlier time period as Chief Minister, and thereby has earned their belief, in response to some analysts.
Lately amid hypothesis about his substitute, Yediyurappa’s youthful son and state BJP Vice President B Y Vijayendra had held a collection of conferences with distinguished Veerashaiva-Lingayat seers, which had raised eyebrows in political circles.
Siddharama Panditaradhya swamiji and Veera Someshwara Shivacharya Swami had even paid a go to to Yediyurappa’s residence in Shivamogga, not too long ago.
Nonetheless, Yediyurappa’s essential detractors are additionally from throughout the neighborhood. Disgruntled BJP MLAs Basanagouda Patil Yatnal and Arvind Bellad, who’re stated to be amongst these on the forefront of the efforts which have been on for a while now searching for for CM’s substitute, belong to the Veerashaiva-Lingayat neighborhood.
The neighborhood, which owes allegiance to the Twelfth-century social reform motion initiated by Basaveshwara, has a considerable inhabitants in Karnataka, particularly within the northern components of the state.
The politically influential neighborhood is taken into account to have a big presence in about 140 of the whole 224 meeting constituencies within the state, and decisive in about 90 seats, in response to political observers.
(With Company Inputs)
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