Bengaluru, Nov 10: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara giving Tipu Jayanti occasion a miss has despatched the political temperature hovering in Karnataka. Tipu Sultan is a controversial determine and Congress’ transfer to venerate him is being seen as an try and appease the minority. Whereas the right-wing teams and the BJP see Tipu as a tyrant who murdered Hindus, Congress sees him as a freedom fighter and a patriot who fought the British.
With Kumaraswamy giving Tipu occasion a miss, the speculations are rife but once more that every one just isn’t properly within the Congress-JD (S) coalition in Karnataka. Congress MLA Tanveer Sait requested why Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara, who’s a Congress chief, couldn’t attend the occasion. He stated it was an insult to the neighborhood.
Congress chief DK Shivakumar got here to the coalition’s rescue and stated he doesn’t agree with what Sait has stated.
“It may’t be an insult. Karnataka Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister are occupied with their points. We’re additionally a part of the govt.. I do not agree with my buddy Tanveer Sait,” Shivakumar stated.
The BJP has not solely been branding Tipu Sultan as a ‘tyrant’ and a ‘mass assassin’, it has additionally tried to focus on Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and his deputy G Parameshwara giving Tipu occasion a miss. With Sait overtly expressing displeasure over G Parameshwara not attending the occasion, the BJP will most certainly sharpen its assault on the Congress-JD (S) coalition authorities.
“I’ve data that Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy could not attend the Tipu Jayanti celebrations resulting from well being points. Deputy CM G Parameshwara additionally could not attend. Someplace it looks like it is an insult to the neighborhood. There is no doubt about it,” Tanveer Sait had stated.
BJP has already alleged that Kumaraswamy was skipping the Tipu Sultan celebrations occasion due to variations with the coalition associate.
Whereas Cong-JDS govt is celebrating a tyrant Tippu, the CM himself goes into hiding, what’s the level of celebrating a fanatic when CM himself abandons a govt operate. Glorifying a mass assassin only for vote financial institution clearly reveals mindset of this govt, the BJP had tweeted earlier right now.
In the meantime, hours earlier than the celebrations on Saturday, protests broke out in Madikeri towards the state-sponsored Tipu Jayanti occasion, with protesters and police personnel clashing. Congress’ Brijesh Kalappa alleged that the protest was sponsored by the BJP. Part 144 has been imposed within the space after the protests.
Safety has been tightened in Madikeri city within the gentle of a shutdown known as within the city towards Saturday’s Tipu Jayanti celebrations. The shutdown has been known as by varied organisations such because the BJP and the Codava Nationwide Council.The police have detained varied teams members protesting towards Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri.