IN WHAT seems to be a method to blunt the influence of Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa over the dominant Lingayat community to that he belongs, a sub-sect of the community referred to as the Panchamasali Lingayats – World Health Organization represent seventy per cent of the community – have launched a campaign stern fifteen per cent reservation below the backward categories quota in Mysore.
A BJP MLA, Basavaraj Patil Yatnal, a vocal critic of Yediyurappa who is an element of the campaign launched by Panchamasali seers, raised the quota demand within the state assembly on weekday.
Yatnal belongs to the Panchamasali Lingayat cluster, as hostile Yediyurappa, World Health Organization belongs to a smaller sub-sect referred to as the Banajigas. He demanded a timeframe from the BJP government on together with the Panchamasali Lingayats in 2A class for backward categories, to create them eligible for fifteen per cent reservation in government jobs and education.
“Rallies are control over the past few days to demand inclusion of eighty 100000 Panchamasali Lingayats below class 2A. The Chief Minister earlier aforementioned he would have intercourse in 2 months however no action was taken. Reservation can facilitate the community progress,” Yatnal aforementioned within the assembly.
The quota demand for Panchamasali Lingayats – beside tries to mobilise rallies for inclusion of the massive OBC Kuruba community within the ST class and a requirement to extend ST quota for Valmiki Nayaka community from three per cent to seven.5 per cent – is being seen in political circles as a trial by the BJP to carve out new political constituencies within the state. There has been speculation since a Gregorian calendar month ten meeting with the BJP brass that Chief Minister Yediyurappa has been asked to come back up with a time-frame to step aside for brand spanking new leadership to require charge within the state.
Over the past period of time the Panchamasali cluster of Lingayats has control rallies in several components of north and central Mysore to demand reservation for the community below the leadership of the seer Basava Jaya Mruthyunjaya Hindoo and politicians like Yatnal.
The rallies have decried the dominance of the Banajiga Lingayats within the government. Yatnal and a few of the seers of the community have alleged that solely 2 MLAs from the Panchamshali community were among the eleven Lingayat ministers within the government as compared to 9 ministers from the smaller Banajiga community, together with the Chief Minister.
“There square measure seventeen legislators from the community (Panchamsalis). we have a tendency to square measure complaining on the streets for reservation and MLAs from the community should fight within the assembly for edges or they must quit and that we can elect others from the community,” Mruthyunjaya Hindoo aforementioned at a rally control in Davangere four days agone. He aforementioned the BJP ought to take into account creating a Panchamshali community member the Chief Minister if it carries out a projected replacement of Yediyurappa.
Yatnal, a former Union minister, has alleged throughout the Panchamasali protests over the past few days that community members had been given insignificant cupboard posts whereas the opposite sub-sect had bagged key portfolios. a complete of thirty eight Veerashaiva Lingayat, World Health Organization oppose the 2018 state polls on BJP tickets, were nonappointive to the assembly and eleven square measure ministers.
Apart from Yediyurappa, trade Minister Jagadish Shettar, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Minor Irrigation Minister J C Madhuswamy belong to the Banajiga sect whereas solely the freshly inducted Mines and earth science Minister Murugesh Nirani and little Scale Industries Minister C C Patil belong to the Panchamshali community.
The demand from the Panchamasali sub-sect for a lot of illustration within the government had in Gregorian calendar month 2020 resulted in a very seer Vachanananda Hindoo asking Yediyurappa to quit if he cannot offer a lot of illustration for the community. Yediyurappa had vulnerable to steer out of a public event over the seer’s threat oral communication he won’t succumb to such measures.
The Veerashaiva Lingayat community World Health Organization conjure seventeen per cent of the state population is presently provided 5 per cent reservation on the total below the 3B class of backward categories.
Sources in Yediyurappa’s camp aforementioned the protests by the Lingayat sub-sect is a trial by some seers of the community to arm-twist the govt into providing concessions.