Lingayat organisation wants its president to be Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister

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Lingayat organisation wants its president to be Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister

Shamnur Shivshankrappa had opposed the Congress's move to divide Lingayats on the lines reservation.

The tiappana of the Veerashaiva Mahasabha has written an an open letter demanding that Congress loyalist Mahasabha president Shamanur Shivshankrappa be made deputy CM because he was being pressurised to join the BJP but didn't.

From Davangere South assembly constituency, Shivshankrappa of the Congress defeated the BJP's Yashwantrao Jadhav. He is president of the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha. He had opposed the Congress's move to divide Lingayats on the lines reservation.

The Congress today launched a scathing attack on the BJP for allegedly attempting horse-trading in Karnataka and demanded that Prime Minster Narendra Modi order a probe into efforts made by his party leaders to bribe and induce Congress and JD(S) legislators ahead of yesterdays trust vote.

"We hope the prime minister will order an investigation into the naked dance of corruption which his party MLAs were indulging in. The prime minister should prove his commitment to fighting corruption by launching an investigation into those MLAs who openly called Congress and JD(S) MLAs and offered bribes with an intention to break the rock solid coalition of the Congress and the JD(S)," Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill told reporters.

The opposition attack came on the day B S Yeddyurappa stepped down as the Karnataka chief minister without facing a Supreme Court-mandated trust vote.

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