Former minister and Congress MLA Tanveer Sait has lodged a police complaint against a Hindu activist for allegedly issuing a life threat to him over his remark regarding the installation of the Tipu Sultan statue.
A video of the activist identified as Raghu, a resident of Sakleshpur stating that “If the statement is not withdrawn, the place is ready for your burial,” went viral on social media.
Following this, Sait lodged a complaint with Udayagiri police.
It may be recalled that Sait recently lashed out at the BJP government Hindu outfits for attempting to malign and distort the 18th century ruler Tipu Sultan for political gains and announced that he will get the tallest statue measuring 108 feet of Tipu Sultan installed in historical towns Mysuru or Srirangapatna.
“Though construction of statues is not allowed according to Islam, the need for such a symbol is required in present situation where BJP and Sangh Parivar are carrying out continuous propaganda to defame the ruler who fought British and martyred for the country,” Tanveer Sait stated.
Hindu outfits have issued direct warning of demolition of the statue of Tipu Sultan for which Tanveer Sait responded that he believed in the constitution of India and has the right as any others do.
Ruling BJP and Hindu outfits maintain that Tipu Sultan was a religious fanatic and indulged in mass conversion of Hindus through cruel means. Ruling BJP had stopped and banned Tipu Jayanthi started by the Congress government headed by Siddaramaiah.
With IANS inputs