BJP warns of massive protest againt state govt over Tipu Jayanti

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB/DC)

Udupi, Nov 8: The BJP on Wednesday warned the state government of holding massive protests if it holds Tipu Jayanti celebration on November 10.

Addressing a press meet, Mattaru Rathnakar Hegde, president of district BJP, said, "The state government must take back its decision to hold Tipu Jayanti on November 10. If the government goes ahead with the celebration, the BJP will hold massive protest on Friday evening November 9 near party office."

"The previous government had created a controversy by celebrating Tipu Jayanti despite opposition. Tipu has not contributed anything to our country or Karnataka. He fought with the British to extend his empire. He has destroyed more than 8000 temples. So the government should not celebrate it," he said.

Commenting of by-poll result in Shivamogga he said that it would not have any effect on upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "Narendra Modi will become Prime Minister again," he added.

Prabhakar Poojary, president of city BJP unit, Yashpal Suvarna and Suresh Nayak, general secretories, Shivakumar Ambalpady and others were present.