Speaking to the media, the former Chief Minister asked Siddaramaiah to withdraw the politically motivated order. Voicing against the move, Shettar announced that BJP would stage a massive protest if the state government fails to withdraw the public notification. The senior BJP leader also dared Siddaramaiah to pass a new order which would bring all religious institutions under one law. The Karnataka LOP also urged the state government to address the concern of irked heads of religious institutions.
According to media reports, the order was passed after the directions of Karnataka High Court on the issue of non-inclusion of mutts, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists under the amendments brought to Karnataka Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Act, 1997. It is expected that within two months, the draft committee will submit the proposed draft to the Law Ministry.