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Mathadhish: Why politics in Karnataka revolves around Siddaganga mutt?

As general elections are approaching, all political parties have intensified their poll campaigns. Politicians also try to woo religious leaders to gain the support of their lakhs of followers. News Nation brings a special show highlighting the influence of Mathadish (religious leader) on polls in India. Here, we discussed the influence of Siddaganga mutt in Karnataka’s politics. The 600 years old mutt holds impact over 17% Lingayat population in the state. It can influence the voters of 14 Lok Sabha seats and 100 Assembly constituencies. From PM Modi to other political heavyweights visit the Mutt seeking the favour from the religious leader.

Updated : 01 April 2019, 01:08 PM