Mangaluru: Do not invite me for Tipu Jayanti programme – MLA Harish Poonja

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Nov 7: Beltangady MLA Harish Poonja has written to deputy commissioner requesting the DC not to invite him for Tipu Jayanti programme at any cost.

The MLA in the letter wrote that it has come to his notice that the state government has decided to celebrate Tipu Jayanti on state, district and taluk levels on Nov 10. “Tipu was the person who had killed Hindus and Christians. The high court has stated that he was not a freedom fighter. The state government is preparing to celebrate Tipu Jayanti for vote bank politics with false information that Tipu was a freedom fighter. It is a betrayal to the people in the state. Therefore, do not invite me for the programme and do not use my designation in the programme,” he requested.