Con­gress is party of hyp­ocrites: Javadekar

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

Hit­ting out at the Con­gress for cel­e­brat­ing the birth an­niver­sary of Mysore ruler Tipu Sul­tan, the BJP on Satur­day dubbed it as a "party of hyp­ocrites".

Union min­is­ter and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar here said, "While Con­gress pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi talks of love and broth­er­hood, his dis­ci­ples cel­e­brate Tipu Jayan­thi. Tipu Sul­tan killed Hin­dus and Chris­tians and de­stroyed tem­ples and churches."

He said the Con­gress' na­ture was to say some­thing but do some­thing else.

"How can they ex­plain this hypocrisy? This is the true na­ture of Con­gress," he said.

He pointed out that the pre­vi­ous Con­gress gov­ern­ment led by Sid­dara­ma­iah be­gan cel­e­brat­ing the birth an­niver­sary of con­tro­ver­sial 18th cen­tury Mysore king­dom ruler on Novem­ber 10 ev­ery year since 2015 amid stiff op­po­si­tion from the BJP.

With the Kar­nataka chief min­is­ter and his deputy skip­ping the Tipu Jayan­thi cel­e­bra­tions, a Con­gress leg­is­la­tor on Satur­day termed it as an in­sult to the Mus­lim com­mu­nity.

"This was the first Tipu Jayan­thi of the new gov­ern­ment. The in­for­ma­tion is that fol­low­ing doc­tor's ad­vice chief min­is­ter H D Kumaraswamy is not tak­ing part (in the pro­grammes). Deputy chief min­is­ter G Paramesh­wara is on a for­eign tour. This de­vel­op­ment has some­where come across as though the com­mu­nity has been in­sulted. There is no doubt about it," MLA and for­mer min­is­ter Tan­veer Sait said.

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