Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar claimed that several legislators belonging to the Lingayat community are ready to join the Congress party. Talking to reporters, Shvakumar explained that the talks are being held with them by senior Congress leaders of the region Eshwar Khandre and MB Patil, he stated. While taking to media MB Patil says Yediyurappa is a tall leader from Lingayat community, instrumental in bringing BJP to Karnataka. When he went to Delhi, info leaked even before he met PM. He was weakened. Party must respect his age. It hurts as a person of the community .
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