HDK scared of los­ing power like Sid­dara­ma­iah, says BJP

The New Indian Express - - TAMIL NADU | SOUTH -

AD­DRESS­ING BJP work­ers dur­ing protest against Tipu Jayanti cel­e­bra­tions on Fri­day, BJP leader G Mad­husud­han lashed out at Sid­dara­ma­iah and called him ‘Siddu Khan’.

“Ku­maraswamy and Deve Gowda are aware that Tipu Sul­tan en­cour­aged re­li­gious con­ver­sion hence they pre­fer to give a miss to the event. JD(S) is in a fix as they are in al­liance with Con­gress or else they the re­gional party is not in­ter­ested in Tipu Jayanti,” said Mad­husud­han.

Charg­ing that Kar­nataka is the only state cel­e­brat­ing an­tiHindu Tipu Sul­tan’s Jayanti, he de­manded the state govern­ment to re­name Nazarbad, a lo­cal­ity in My­suru, that was named by Tipu Sul­tan. “Ku­maraswamy had op­posed this cel­e­bra­tion while he was in the op­po­si­tion party. So why is he al­low­ing it now?” he pointed out.

Mean­while, the Mandya district ad­min­is­tra­tion has im­posed pro­hibitory or­ders in Sri­ran­ga­p­atna from Fri­day to Sun­day morn­ing in Sri­ran­ga­p­atna taluk.

The district po­lice also held a flag march in the town to warn anti-so­cial el­e­ments of strin­gent ac­tion if they posed a threat to law and or­der sit­u­a­tion. The district ad­min­is­tra­tion has stepped up se­cu­rity in and around Sri­ran­ga­p­atna town, Tipu’s tomb and other places.

Ve­hi­cles are also banned from dis­play­ing ban­ners, loud speak­ers, buntings and rais­ing slo­gans, bike ral­lies and burst­ing crack­ers dur­ing the Tipu Jayanti cel­e­bra­tions.

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BJP ac­tivists stage a protest in Kalaburagi on Fri­day de­mand­ing that the govern­ment not cel­e­brate Tipu Jayanti |

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