Debate: Will Lingayat issue hamper BJP's prospects in Karnataka?
In a bid to prevent a split in the Lingayat votes in Karnataka, BJP chief, Amit Shah will meet with the seers in the state. Shah would meet with Shivakumar Swamiji, a prominent spiritual leader of the Lingayat community. The community has traditionally backed the BJP and in particular its chief ministerial candidate, B S Yeddyurappa.
The BJP which is backing heavily on this vote bank cannot afford a divide ahead of the crucial Karnataka assembly elections 2018.
Will BJP chief Amit Shah successfully counter Congress' move?