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BJP using Tipu Jayanti to create divide between Hindus and minorities


Bengaluru, Nov 8: Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar asserted that there was nothing wrong in celebrating birth anniversary Tipu Sultan in the state.

Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar. PTI file photo

In the wake of BJP's opposition to the Tipu Sultan Jayanti, DK Shivakumar, said, " Tipu Sultan has a long history and there is nothing wrong in conducting Tipu Jayanti. BJP has its political agenda. They want to create some differences between Hindus and minorities."

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The Karnataka government has given its consent to hold Tipu Jayanti celebrations in the state. However, no one will be allowed to hold processions on the occasion.

The birth anniversary celebrations of Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler of the princely state of Mysore, have been held on November 10 by the state government since 2016.

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