Poll time tight-rope walk on caste census for Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is caught between two strong social groups over the issue and he cannot antagonize either.


Published Mar 19, 2024 | 2:15 PMUpdatedMar 19, 2024 | 2:15 PM

Karnataka Caste census

Karnataka’s caste census report, which was submitted to the government last month, is a hot potato for the Congress with the general election dates out. The powerful Lingayats and Vokkaligas oppose it and the dominant Ahinda social group supports it. The Siddaramaiah-led Congress cannot afford to irritate either for fear of losing votes and has to tread carefully.

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