BJP: Decision to recognise Lingayats as religion will divide Hindus

 SMTV Desk 2018-03-19 23:07:21  BJP, Decision, recognise, Lingayats, religion, divide, Hindus
BJP: Decision to recognise Lingayats as religion will divide Hindus

Bengaluru, March 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called the Karnataka s Congress government decision on Monday to recognise the Hindu sects of Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats as separate religion an attempt to "divide the Hindu society".The party s Lok Sabha member Shobha Karandlaje, tweeted: "Kannadigas (people of Karnataka) will never forgive you (Chief Minister) Siddaramaiah for your intention of dividing the Hindu society. For cheap vote bank politics, you are playing a dirty game. You cheated the whole community by dividing the leaders and Swamijis of Karnataka."By granting a separate religion status, the ruling Congress was asking Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats, who believe in 12th century social reformer Basava s ideologies, to not follow Hinduism, she alleged.