Belagavi: Kudalasangam Panchamsali Peeth seer Basavajaya Mrutyunjay Swami on Tuesday October 18 said that BJP National General Secretary, In-Charge of State, Arun Singh should not speak lightly of Vijayapura MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal.
“The recent claim made by Singh that Yatnal is not a BJP leader has hurt both the seer and the Panchamsali Lingayat community. A state-level convention of the community will be held on October 21 at Hukkeri. There, we will respond to his statements,” the seer said.
He further said that Singh that BJP State President Nalin Kumar Kateel should tell Singh not to make insulting statements against Panchamsali community leaders, including Yatnal. “At the Hukkeri convention, we will make decisions about how to continue the fight for our demands. We are now forced to exert pressure on the government by gathering around 25 Lakh people in front of the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru,” he said.
Shashikant Patil, R. K. Patil, Dinesh Patil, Gundu Patil, Hanumant Kongali, BI Patil, and Raju Magadum were present.