Karnataka: AIMIM MP Owaisi came down heavily against Karnataka BJP president Nalinkumar Kateel for his statement on the followers of Tipu Sultan. Kateel on Wednesday said, ‘people who love Tipu should not stay here’. In a response to the statement, Owaisi said Tipu Sultan’s name and challenged the BJP leader for taking the name of Tipu.
On Thursday, AIMIM MP Owaisi said, “I am taking Tipu Sultan’s name, let me see what you will do. Does the PM agree with what the Karnataka BJP president has said? This is an open call for violence, murder and genocide. Will BJP govt in Karnataka not take action against this? This is hatred.”
The controversy started after Nalin Kumar Kateel said the election is between the descendants of Tipu Sultan and devotees of Ram and Hanuman.Karnataka BJP president Nalinkumar Kateel said, “We’re devotees of Lord Ram & Hanuman. We’re not Tipu’s descendants, we sent his descendants back.
So I ask the people of Yelaburga, do you worship Hanuman or sing Tipu’s bhajans? Will you chase away people who sing Tipu’s bhajans?”“So, think if this state requires Tipu’s descendants or Lord Ram’s and Hanuman’s devotees? I challenge on the land of Hanuman – people who love Tipu should not stay here, people who sing Lord Ram’s bhajans and celebrate Lord Hanuman should stay here,” he said.