Renaming Refurbished Sports Complex After Tipu Sultan in Mumbai Irks BJP, Bajrang Dal

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Tipu Sultan ruled the Mysore kingdom from 1782-1799 succeeding his father Hyder Ali.

However, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) whether it will ask President Ramnath Kovind to resign for having praised Tipu Sultan in the Karnataka Assembly in 2017

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MUMBAI — Tiger of Mysore Tipu Sultan once again comes to haunt BJP and Bajrng Dal in Maharashtra after the state government’s move to ‘rename’ a refurbished sports complex in Mumbai after the ‘historical warrior’ and ‘freedom fighter.’

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) whether it will ask President Ramnath Kovind to resign for having praised Tipu Sultan as a ‘historical warrior’ and ‘freedom fighter’ in the Karnataka Assembly in 2017, reports ANI.

The news agency quoted the Shiv Sena leader as saying to media, “President Kovind went to Karnataka and praised Tipu Sultan that he was a historical warrior, freedom fighter. So, will you ask for the President’s resignation too? BJP should clarify this. This is drama.”

“BJP thinks that only they have history’s knowledge. Everyone’s sitting down to write a new history, these historians are here to change history. We know about Tipu Sultan, don’t need to learn from BJP,” he added.

“If they say it has been named after Tipu and that they will do this and that then they should let it be, saying all this doesn’t suit them. State Government is capable of making decisions. Don’t write a new history. You can continue trying to change history in Delhi but you won’t succeed,” Raut stated.

 

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