Bengaluru: The state government's decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti on November 10 has been facing strong opposition and criticism from the BJP and the right-wing. This, however, has been going on for the past few years. Some groups have even threatened state-wide protests if the government carries out its plan to celebrate the occasion.
BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, in a tweet, accused the state government of trying to please the Muslim community by carrying out the celebrations and said that "nobody" would appreciate it. "We are opposing Tipu Jayanti celebration. Nobody will appreciate this celebration. In the interest of the state, state govt must stop it. Government's intention behind Tipu Jayanti celebration is just to satisfy Muslim community,” the tweet read.
Despite the opposition and the violence of the previous years as a result of the Tipu Jayanti celebrations, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has remained firm in his decision to carry out the celebrations as planned.
Security has been beefed up in the state in anticipation of protests by the BJP and right-wing outfits.
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