Bengaluru, Mar 14 : The All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha, the representative organisation of the Veerashaiva-Lingayath Community in Karnataka will not direct the community members to support any one political party in the coming General Elections.
Addressing newsmen here on Thursday, former minister and senior Congress leader, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, who was re-elected as the National President of the Mahasabha, informed that "It is the policy of the Mahasabha not to show any inclination to any one political party". The main agenda of the Mahasabha was to empower the Community members irrespective of their political affiliations".
Informing that the members of the Veerashaiva Mahasabha have their affiliations to different political parties, he however said "The Mahasabha will distance itself from any political activities".
Referring to the unanimous election as the National president of the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha he said that "I will strive hard to take all measures to empower the members of the community".
He said that the elections to the state units of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu did not took place as the organisation in those states is yet to be strengthened.
He also announced that the Mahasabha will take special measures to enlist more number of community people as the members of the Organisation.
State president of the Mahasabha, Mr N Thippanna and other elected members of the Mahasabha to the Central committee, were also present on the occasion. (UNI)