Union Minister of State for Social Justice P. Balaram Naik has promised to put all efforts in place to include Veerashaiva Lingayats in the OBC list.

Participating as chief guest at the Veerashaiva Lingayats’ meeting held at Sangareddy, Mr. Balaram Naik said that the government was committed to working for the welfare of SCs, STs and BCs and in addition to implementing the sub-plan, Rs. 5,000 crore was being spent for BCs.

Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Rajanarasimha said that Basaveswara had contributed to the society and everyone should follow his teachings. He also promised to take steps to include Lingayats in the OBC list. Minister for Women and Child Welfare V. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy and BC leader R. Krishanaiah participated.