Minority status to Lingayats: Was it a mistake?DK Shivakumar. Those who keep a tab on the politics of Karnataka, know him very well. Let us only say that he is a minister in the present coalition Government of Karnataka under Kumaraswamy. This influential politician of Karnataka has apologised with ''folded hands'' on yesterday for seeking the minority tag for the Lingayats by the previous Congress Government. Shivakumar has also stated that this was a huge mistake committed by Siddharamaya, the previous Chief Minister.
So, this is now clear that the present Congress leadership (both the central leadership and the State leadership) is ready to divide the Hindus on caste line for electoral benefits. Shame!