Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposed the Congress government’s decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti in Karnataka on November 10. Bengaluru, Mangaluru city and Kodagu are the regions that turned into a fortress from Thursday night with large deployments of police personnel to avoid any untoward incident. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the Congress-led government is worried about Tipu Sultan instead of the state’s public while the Siddaramaiah led Congress government has decided to continue with its plans to celebrate the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan.
Hussain said: “Karnataka government is not paying attention to the problem of the public, the poor, and the farmers, but they are really worried about Tipu Sultan. When will CM Siddharamiyah cares about the village farmers.”
Since 2015, the Congress government in Karnataka has held public celebrations on the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan right-wing wing groups, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have opposed the move.
In Bengaluru alone, around 11,000 police personnel which includes 30 Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) and 25 City Armed Reserve (CAR) platoons are deployed.