CM Kumaraswamy to give Tipu Jayanti celebrations a miss
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.