Dingaleshwara Swami, pontiff of the Balehosur Mutt, said on Wednesday that heads of Veerashaiva mutts had given conditional consent for a public discussion on the separate religion issue.
He told reporters that an unanimous decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of Veerashaiva-Lingayat mutt heads in the city on Wednesday.
But their consent comes with a condition that the meeting should be held under suitable security in government or semi-government premises in Hubballi or Bengaluru on February 1, instead of the dates and venues proposed by MLC Basavaraj Horatti, he said.
They have proposed that seven members may participate from each of the two groups. A prominent person should supervise the discussion, which shall be fully videographed. There should be no scope for personal attacks, Dingaleshwara Swami said.