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.
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. #TipuJayanti pic.twitter.com/0x3ymK8yKd
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) November 10, 2017
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:
Big shame!You are honouring a killer,a butcher,a bigot,a Jihadi,who killed Konkanis,MChristians, Kodavas,Madhwas,Mysoreans,he fought for himself lack Day for us! https://t.co/HjieUbRzjn
— Mohandas Pai (@TVMohandasPai) November 10, 2017
Here is how people reacted to Pai’s reply:
Need to educate illterate Siddhu about birth and death dates which happened well before 18th century. This shows his height of appeasement
— Ramakrishna UR (@ramakirao) November 11, 2017
A king fights to protect his subjects . a man his wife & children. Congress worships a coward who pledged hs kids & killed hs own subjects
— c. maheshwaran (@CMaheshwaranc) November 10, 2017
— Raj (@RPNK) November 10, 2017
Cong will pay the price. They won’t be returning to power next time round.
— prakash salvi (@prakashsalvi55) November 10, 2017