Bengaluru: CM Siddaramaiah today warned people voicing their opinion against Tipu Jayanti that strict action would be taken against them.
“The BJP leaders are trying to divide the society. Yeddyurappa had praised Tipu Sultan when he was in the KJP. This shows his double standards,” he told reporters on seeking his reaction to the BJP threatening to launch a protest against the government’s decision to organise the Jayanti.
Tipu was born in Devanahalli near Bengaluru. He died while fighting against British forces. The BJP should not try to twist history, he added.
Tipu the ruler of Mysore Kingdom was born on 20 November 1750.