Vicky Nanjappa

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The three factors that led to the Lingayats shifting loyalties to BJP in Karnataka

Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi have played crucial roles in the deciding on how the Lingayats vote in Karnataka. There have been certain political decisions that have made the shift.

At an event in Shivamogga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Congress had insulted two top Lingayat leaders-S Nijalingappa and Veerendra Patil.

From top Left : S Nijalingappa, Veerendra Patil, Ramkrishna Hegde and BS Yediyurappa

While the insult to Nijalingappa and Patil have been major reasons for the Congress losing out to the Lingayat votes, there are plenty of other factors why this transfer has taken place.

OneIndia caught up with India’s top psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to under how the transfer of Lingayat votes took place in Karnataka.

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