Days After Swearing In, BS Yediyurappa Cancels Tipu Jayanti In Karnataka

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    Days After Swearing In, BS Yediyurappa Cancels Tipu Jayanti In Karnataka

    BS Yediyurappa sailed thru a belief vote in the Karnataka assembly the day earlier than at the present time.

    Bengaluru: 

    The birthday of 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan will no longer be renowned as an reliable festival in Karnataka, per a directive from the BS Yediyurappa-led BJP govt at the present time. The BJP opposes any celebration related to Tipu Sultan on the grounds that he used to be a “tyrant”.

    “Our govt has cancelled staring at the controversial and communal Tipu Jayanti,” the celebration tweeted at the present time, four days after taking on the reins of the state.

    There is a history to this. When the Congress first introduced that the state would have a honest time the birthday of Tipu Sultan in November yearly, the BJP and a quantity of correct-cruise groups broke out in protests. It sparked off violence, especially in regions where Tipu Sultan had ruled, even resulting in the death of a man in 2015.

    Though the then govt continued preserving the annual occasion below heightened security, debates over the Muslim ruler’s purpose in shaping Karnataka and its adjoining regions refused to die down. The questions requested were the identical: Changed into once he a freedom fighter or a tyrant? A man who contributed to society or a bigot?

    Bengaluru South lawmaker Tejasvi Surya applauded the BS Yediyurappa govt for calling off the festival. “Tippu Sultan used to be a tyrant who massacred thousands of Hindus, and it’s a long way rude that outdated governments felt it used to be their duty to honour him with a Jayanti. Shri @BSYBJP govt now undoing the total wrongs of the mismatched coalition, one grasp stroke at a time,” he tweeted.

    Tippu Sultan used to be a tyrant who massacred thousands of Hindus and it used to be rude the outdated Govts felt it used to be their duty to honour him with a Jayanti.

    Shri@BSYBJPgovt now undoing the total wrongs of the mismatched coalition, one grasp stroke at a time.https://t.co/pL5oplIVjI

    — Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya)July 30, 2019

    The Congress, nevertheless, clearly views him as a hero. Reacting to the unique BJP govt’s resolution, used Chief Minister Siddaramaiah acknowledged: “Tipu fought in opposition to the British rule. In step with me, he used to be the principle freedom fighter in this nation. That is why we have a honest time Tipu Jayanti. But for the BJP, Tipu used to be a minority man. They are in opposition to minorities in this nation, they manufacture no longer look like secular. Their ideology additionally (reveals that) they manufacture no longer look like the least bit secular. I oppose it 100%.”

    He later tweeted:

    The resolution to remain Tipu Jayanthi by@BJP4Karnatakais unfriendly & a giant mistake. Tipu used to be no longer recognised correct because he’s from minority neighborhood but thanks to his contribution as a ruler. He fought bravely in opposition to British & initiated many constructing works.@INCKarnataka

    — Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah)July 30, 2019

    Many appreciate right here is an early indication of the policies inclined to be adopted by the BS Yediyurappa govt, which sailed thru a belief vote in the Karnataka assembly the day earlier than at the present time. The outdated Congress-Janata Dal Secular collapsed earlier this month after over 16 lawmakers from each the parties resigned, and two independents switched aspects in favour of the BJP.

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