BSY praised Tipu when he visited his palace
MYSURU: The controversy over holding lessons about Tipu Sultan In school textbooks he continued on Thursday with Congress leader and former Minister Tanveer Sait tweeting snapshots of Karnataka Prime Minister BS Yediyurappa's comments in the visitor's book at the Mysuru ruler's palace in Srirangapatna, describing him as a great warrior.
Yediyurappa visited the palace on December 13, 2012 and had written in the visitor register: “Today, I visited Tippu Sultan dargah. Tippu fought bravely against the British to save our Indian homeland.
Sait, through a series of tweets, shared comments made by President and Yediyurappa’s note on Tipu Sultan in the visitor’s book at the Dariya Daulat Gumbaz. Sait also tweeted photos of Yediyurappa and former chief minister and BJP leader Jagadish Shettar sporting Tipu petas and holding swords.
Sait also said sarcastically that BJP probably wants to teach students about the mining scam and about the imprisonment of Yediyurappa, BJP supported the British rulers and played no role in the fight for freedom. They supported murderers like Godse. His approach is worse than Hitler's, Sait said.
He never asked for Tipu's story to be included in the textbooks. BJP is dedicated to revenge policy. Those who oppose the BJP and its ideologies are now portrayed as antisocial elements.
In, the independent deputy Sumalatha Ambareesh, who was supported by the BJP during her election campaign, said that it is not correct to leave the lessons on Tipu from textbooks.
The opposition found support from another unlikely source. The BJP leader and Deputy V Srinivas Prasad also expressed their dissatisfaction with the government's decision.