Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, September 25:- Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s daughter, Aruna Udayakumar has been appointed as women’s wing president of the Akhil Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha (ABVM) on Thursday (September 24).
The ABVM is the most prestigious body of the Lingayat community, to which Yediyurappa belongs. The Lingayat community holds sway in more than 150 Assembly seats across the state.
Although, the Community presence in North-Karnataka region is highly concentrated, in Southern Karnataka region too, they have sizable vote share where Vokkaliga community is very dominant.
This religious body is an easy way for any leader to come to public life. This is seen as a first step towards bringing Aruna into public life.
At present, the ABVM is in control of Congress leaders, with sugar baron and prominent businessman Shamanooru Shivashankarappa heading it, while its general secretary is KPCC working president, Eshwar Khandre. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)