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Tipu Sultan Jayanti LIVE updates: CM Kumaraswamy’s absence an insult to Muslim community, says Congress MLA

Tipu Jayanti is being celebrated in Karnataka on Saturday amid protests by the BJP. The BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore...

By HT Correspondent | Nov 10, 2018 19:06 IST

Tipu Jayanti is being celebrated in Karnataka on Saturday amid protests by the BJP. The BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu, in the state.

The JDS-Congress coalition government led by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, last week, had said Tipu Jayanti would be celebrated on November 10 in continuation of the previous Congress government’s policy, prompting the BJP to announce protests.

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7:04 pm IST

CM’s absence not an insult: DK Shivakumar

“It can’t be an insult. Karnataka CM and Deputy CM are occupied with their issues. We are also part of the govt. I don’t agree with my friend Tanveer Sait,” said DK Shivakumar, Karnataka minister on Tanveer Sait’s statement that CM and Deputy CM not attending Tipu Jayanti celebrations an insult to the community.

6:28 pm IST

To hold a state govt event on Tipu Sultan Jayanti, who is a symbol of hatred, is surprising: Javadekar

“To hold a state govt event on Tipu Sultan Jayanti who is a symbol of hatred, is surprising. We want to ask Congress how the one who destroyed Churches & temples & killed thousands of Christians & Hindus, is praised in a state govt event?” said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

6:09 pm IST

CM’s absence from Tipu Jayanti celebrations is an insult to Muslim community: Cong MLA

“This was the first Tipu Jayanthi of the new government. The information is that following doctor’s advice chief minister H D Kumaraswamy is not taking part (in the programmes). Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara is on a foreign tour. This development has somewhere come across as though the community has been insulted. There is no doubt about it,” said MLA and former minister Tanveer Sait.

4: 05 pm IST

BJP attacks Cong-JD(S) government in Karnataka after CM gives Tipu Jayanti celebrations a miss

“He then opposed Cong celebrating Tippu...Later he himself wanted to celebrate tyrant Tippu. He now goes into hiding...Watch the video as the Legacy of @hd_kumaraswamy’s U turn continues. Why play hide & seek when you cannot justify your decision of celebrating a fanatic Mr CM,” tweeted the official handle of BJP Karnataka.

12:15 pm IST

Police detain BJP workers led by Prahlad Joshi in Hubli

Police have detained BJP workers led by BJP MP Prahlad Joshi heading towards mini Vidhana Soudha in Hubli to protest against Tipu Jyanti celebrations

11:42 am IST

Karnakata Minister DK Shivakumar arrives for Tipu Jayanti celebrations

Karnakata Minister DK Shivakumar arrives for Tipu Jayanti celebrations at Vidhana Soudha, amid protests by BJP. 

11:39 am IST

Tipu’s progressive measures in administration, his quest for innovation are commendable: Kumaraswamy

“Tipu’s progressive measures in administration, his quest for innovation are commendable,” said Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy in a statement, adding as he was taking rest on doctor’s advice, he was unable to take part in the programme.Kumaraswamy’s deputy G Parameshwara also skipped the Tipu Jayanti celebrations.Parameshwara did not attend the event as he was out of town, sources at his office told news agency PTI, without divulging any details.

11:28 am IST

Visuals from outside Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Bengaluru

Visuals from outside Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace in Bengaluru. The BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan.

10:35am IST

BJP workers raise slogans in Madikeri Deputy Commissioner’s office

 

10:34am IST

Karnataka minority welfare minister meets Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Minority Welfare Minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan met former CM Siddaramaiah at his residence in Bengaluru today.

10:04am IST

A day before Tipu Jayanti, CM says he won’t be able to attend celebrations

The JDS-Congress coalition government led by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, last week, had said Tipu Jayanti would be celebrated on November 10 in continuation of the previous Congress government’s policy, prompting the BJP to announce protests. However, Kumaraswamy is not scheduled to attend main function here to be inaugurated by deputy chief minister G Parameshwara. The Chief Minister’s Office in a statement said Friday that Kumaraswamy would not take part in any official function for the next three days in view of “doctors’ advice.”

9:33am IST

Section 144 imposed in 9 districts of Karnataka

Prohibitory orders, high alert have been issued in Karnataka government after the government decided to go ahead with Tipu Jayanti celebrations amid protests. A day ahead of ‘Tipu Jayanti’, the BJP Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan.

9:24am IST

Groups protesting against celebrations in Madikeri offer prayers at temple

Groups protesting against Tipu Sultan Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri offer prayers at Sri Omkareshwara Temple in the town. They will then carry out a procession against the celebrations, which are being observed in the state today.

9:17am IST

Security tightened in Madikeri amid protests