Tipu Sultan descendant urges PM Modi to drop Anantkumar Hegde from cabinet

Tipu Sultan descendant urges PM Modi to drop Anantkumar Hegde from cabinet”

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday hailed erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan describing him as the innovator of the world's first war rocket.

Ali said he would seek necessary action for Hegde's "uncalled for" comments on Tipu, who fought against the British.

President Kovind added,"He was also a pioneer in the development and use of Mysore rockets in warfare". The comments by the President come days ahead of the state-sponsored celebrations of Tipu Jayanti across Karnataka - initiated by the Siddaramaiah government in 2015 to mark the birth anniversary of the Tiger of Mysore.

Crying foul over the speech, many BJP leaders said that the State government was doing cheap politics by including Tipu issue in the speech copy. "This technology was later adopted by the Europeans", Kovind said while noting that Karnataka is a land of formidable soldiers.

A Bengaluru-based businessman, who's a descendant of Tipu Sultan, has demanded an unconditional apology from Union minister Anantkumar Hegde for describing the 18th century courageous ruler as a "mass rapist" and "brutal killer".

While a section of historians maintain that Tipu Sultan used to help Hindu temples by providing grants in his kingdom, another version backed by the BJP claims that the ruler forcibly converted people and ordered the loot and pillage of Hindu temples. He was killed in May 1799 while defending his fort of Srirangapatna against the British forces.

Tipu Sultan is also viewed in a negative light in Kodagu district of the state where he is alleged to have persecuted the local Kodava population, as also the Roman Catholics of Mangaluru, on religious grounds and forced conversion to Islam.

"On behalf of the descendants of Tipu Sultan, I am lodging a complaint against Hegde for calling our forefather a mass rapist and brutal killer", he said.

To this, Hegde retorted: "If the government prints my name on the invitation card, I'll attend the function and raise slogans from the dais against Tipu. If we had raised objections when President mentioned Tipu, it would have lead to violation of protocol.", he added.

The Congress, however, shot back at the BJP's allegation with its state working president Dinesh Gundu Rao asserting that the saffron party should be "ashamed" about dragging the President into a controversy.

Sahabzada Mansoor Ali Tipu said he would meet Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy tomorrow and may also file a complaint with the police, according to PTI.

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