Chief Minister Yediyurappa should publically apologies to the Lingayat Community for being rude to the Saint. The Lingayat’s are a separate religion and not a caste under Hinduism.-Simranjit Singh Mānn
Indian Express Dated 16 January 2020
Comments by Simranjit Singh Mann: Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) states that the Lingayat are a minority community but in the 1951 census they were deprived of their minority status and categorized as members of the Hindu religion.
In this case their Saint has sought representation in the Karnataka cabinet of ministers but the Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has been very arrogant towards the Saint and our party takes great exception to this slur and Mr. Yediyurappa should publically apologies to the lingyat community.
Simranjit Singh Mānn
Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar),
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