Padma Shri Awardee Mohandas Pai Slams Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah For Celebrating Tipu Sultans Jayanti

Tipu Jayanti, slated to be celebrated across the state on November 10, is being observed since 3 years following a Congress government decision, which had triggered a major row and caused violence in Kodagu district in November last.

“The government, which is there to rule the entire state, they must never do something which divides people – divides Coorgis, Mangalurean Christians other communities,” he said.

On 10th Nov CM Siddu wished tippu sultan jayant on twitter, here is what he tweeted ‘Honouring India’s first freedom fighter & the Tiger of Mysore for his bravery & sacrifice in fighting the British. Karnataka salutes his patriotism, courage & military excellence.

Technology investor and Padma Shri awardee TV Mohandas Pai has said the Karnataka government’s plan to celebrate ‘Tipu Jayanti’ is like celebrating the anniversary of Aurangzeb, “who was a tyrant Mughal Emperor and a staunch religious fundamentalist.”

Here is what he tweeted slamming CM Siddu:

Here is how people reacted to Pai’s reply: