Karnataka Election: Is Congress creating caste equation through ticket distribution in Karnataka?

Congress Caste Equation Through Ticket Distribution: Congress is trying to create caste equation in ticket distribution for Karnataka assembly elections. The Congress has so far announced its 165 candidates for the elections to the 224-member assembly. In the list of Congress, 30 and 24 candidates have been included from Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities respectively. These communities are considered to have significant influence in the state.

However, the Congress is struggling to woo the Veerashaiva-Lingayats, who are demanding a higher share in the allocation of tickets. The Congress is yet to announce candidates for the remaining 58 seats. Meanwhile, various Lingayat lobbies have been pressurizing the Congress through letters and memorandums. 

Will Congress field more candidates from the Lingayat community?

In 2018, during the agitation for a separate religion of Lingayats, the Congress had fielded 42 candidates from this community. The movement had the support of Congress members. Now with the Panchamasali Lingayat movement, the Lingayat community is hoping that the number of its candidates will increase. However, this seems unlikely. 

The Congress has given so many tickets to the Scheduled Caste community

Meanwhile, Congress has allotted a large number of tickets to Touchables within the Scheduled Caste (SC) community, with 4 tickets given to Lambani and 3 to Bhovi amid the uproar over internal reservation. Are. Apart from this, the Congress has allotted 12 tickets to Scheduled Castes (Right) and 4 to Scheduled Castes (Left). Let us tell you that the votes will be cast for the assembly elections in Karnataka on May 10 and the counting of votes will be done on May 13. 

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