The decision of former MP Prabhakar Kore to join the BJP has surprised many. Mr. Kore is a Lingayat and heads the Karnataka Lingayat Education Society, which runs a number of educational-health institutions in the State. His decision is being seen as further consolidation of the Lingayat forces behind the BJP, particularly in north Karnataka. […]
The BJP delivered a jolt to Congress by picking its leader and Belgaum educationist Prabhakar Kore as its candidate for Rajya Sabha polls.