Bengaluru : Karnataka BJP on Friday said that Congress will be punished in the up coming elections after Karna taka Congress President DK Shiva kumar mentioned that it will scrap the reservation given by the BJP to the communities of Ok Kaluga and Veerashaiva – Lingayat .
The official social media handle of Karnataka BJP on Twitter said , ” DK Shiv kumar clarified that we will cancel the reservation given to Vokkaliga , Veerashaiva – Lingayat , Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes . For a appeasement politics , the right of these communities to be uprooted INC Karnataka will be punished accordingly .
Karnataka BJP remarks came after DK Shiva kumar on Friday said that if the Congress govt comes to power it will cancel the reservation is sue and will protect the minority interest .
Earlier in March , the Karnataka government decided to scrap the four per cent quo ta for minorities and add it to the existing quota of two dominant communities of the poll – bound state . The 4 per cent reservation given to Muslims under the 2B classification tin of the OBC category will now be divided into two equal parts and added to the existing quota of Vokkaliga and Lingayat’s for whom two new reservation categories of 2C and 2D were created during the Belagavi Assembly Session last year .
Congress State President DK Sivakumar also said that ” Vokkaliga and Lingayat’s are people who are called ‘ annadatas ‘ . They plough the land and give food . They are landowners . We don’t want any of their reservation as mi minorities are our brothers and this is a country for all the communities . Our country is very rich in our culture .
” In this regard , Union Home Minister Amit Shah said , ” Reservations provided to the minority were not as per Constitution . There is no pro vision in the Constitution to provide reservation on the basis of religion . Congress Government due to its polarisation politics provided reservation to the minority.BJP scrapped that reservation and provided reservations to Vokkaliga and Lingayat comma cities , ” he said .