Mysuru, March 22:- Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde has said it was not a right move on the part of the state government to divide Veerashaiva and Lingayat sects.
Speaking to media persons in the city on Thursday, Justice Hegde said, “There has been a difference between Veerashaivas and Lingayats over the years. It is up to them to solve it. The government had no business to intervene in the issue. There are differences between many castes. Will they be divided further? It is an election gimmick,” he added. (MR/KS).