Karnataka's Congress' appeasement politics continues ahead of state assembly polls. Siddaramaiah's government has accepted the recommendations of the Nagabhushan Committee to give Lingayats a separate religious status.

The cabinet has decided to forward the recommendations to the Centre.

People have, however, lashed out against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, saying that initially, he tried to divide the society based on caste by bringing up the Lingayat row and now wants to put the onus of declaring them a religious minority onto the Centre.

Veerashaiva seer, Rambhpuri Guruji, had earlier cautioned the Congress government against recommending separate religion for Lingayats. He warned that Congress will have to face the consequences if the Cabinet recommends for separate religion status for Lingayats.