Bring back Tipu Sultan ring bearing Lord Ram’s name: Azam to Modi

  • PTI, Rampur, UP
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2015 21:35 IST
File photo of Samajwadi Party leader Mohammad Azam Khan addressing a rally in Allahabad. (Sheeraz Rizvi/ HT Photo)

Amid ongoing row over celebration of Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring back a ring of the 18th century Mysore ruler from London, which he claimed bore the name of Lord Rama.

The SP leader asked the Prime Minister to bring the ring, which he claimed is “preserved in Britain’s museum”, and show it to “those BJP activists who have been launching anti-Tipu Sultan stir”.

Azam said the ring is of “utmost historic value”.

The Samajwadi Party leader also asked the Prime Minister, who is on a 3-day visit to Britain, to bring home the Kohinoor diamond.

“PM is going to dine with Queen (Elizabeth II), who wears Kohinoor fitted crown. Will Modi ji ask her to return the precious diamond to India?” he asked.

Supporting retired army personnel who were returning medals to protest over the One Rank One Pension scheme, the UP minister said,” Modi celebrated Diwali with army men on duty, but he would have done justice had he observed the festival with the retired army personnel by conceding to their OROP demand.”

He took a dig at the Centre for hiking foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in at least 15 key-sectors.

“PM has every inclination to patronize FDI, but the hidden agenda of Narendra bhai is to ensure smooth progress of capitalists like Adani,” he said.

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