Will the Lingayats stick with BJP if BSY is replaced: An expert’s view

New Delhi, July 26: The political situation in Karnataka today is like that of a close cricket match where one does not know the result until and unless the last ball is bowled. 

Will Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa be replaced and if he is then who will succeed him. OneIndia caught up with India’s leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to discuss the issue. 

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Lingayats Are Disgruntled And See The ‘Hand’ Of Congress Behind All Of It

yeddy3With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) falling short of the numbers in Karnataka, it was the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) or JD(S) which have come together to form the government. The government will be headed by H D Kumaraswamy, a Vokkaliga. Vokkaligas are considered to be the second most influential community in the state after the Lingayats.

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How Siddaramaiah got the caste arithmetic completely wrong

siddha2The caste arithmetic for the Congress went completely wrong and the result was clear. The party ended up with just 78 seats when compared to its tally of 122 in 2013. It was clear that the party was unable to garner the crucial votes of the Lingayats and Vokkaligas, the two most dominant castes in Karnataka who form 17 and 12 to 15 per cent of the population of the state respectively.

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Karnataka election: 61 per cent Lingayats say they would back BJP

The Lingayat card recommended by the Congress government in Karnataka is unlikely to work for the party in the Karnataka assembly elections says a new pre-poll survey by Lokniti-CSDS-ABP. The poll predicts a hung house, but says that the Congress would emerge as the single largest party.

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Kar polls- An FAQ

logThe Karnataka Assembly elections are being watched with a great deal of interest. At the moment it appears to be a straight fight between the Congress and the BJP and the JD(S) will end up playing king maker.

Here is a short FAQ on the elections and what is in store ahead:

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