CM Ku­maraswamy to give Tipu Jayanti cel­e­bra­tions a miss

Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Nation - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­ ■

BEN­GALURU: Kar­nataka coali­tion gov­ern­ment’s move to cel­e­brate the Jayanti of Tipu Sul­tan – a con­tentious ruler of the erst­while My­suru king­dom – has run into an­other con­tro­versy.

The event, which is be­ing sup­ported by the rul­ing Con­gress – JD(S) coali­tion, was said to be marked with a func­tion at Vid­hana Soudha, the seat of power in the state. How­ever, it has now emerged that the chief min­is­ter H D Ku­maraswamy will miss the event due to ill health and the deputy CM G Para­maesh­wara who be­longs to the Con­gress party is likely to in­au­gu­rate it.

The op­po­si­tion Bharatiya Janata Party and other Sangh Pari­var af­fil­i­ates have op­posed the cel­e­bra­tions claim­ing that Tipu was a re­li­gious bigot and car­ried out pogroms against Hin­dus.

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