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Yediyurappa downplays comments by Lingayat seer

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Thursday sought to downplay the recent comments by Panchamasali seer, demanding at least three ministerial berths to the community.

“There will be pressure from different communities on the government always. The comments by Vachananda Swami is a natural reaction and there need not be any further discussion on the issue,” Mr. Yediyurappa said.

Vachananda Swami, seer of the Panchamasali sect from Harihar, had on stage demanded that the community be given three ministries and specifically mentioned that Murugesh Nirani from the community be made a minister. He had said that if it was not ...

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