Thursday 17 April 2014
News updated at 3:53 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.4°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

If elected, JD(S) to name Devanahalli Road after Tipu Sultan

Bangalore, Nov 10, 2012, DHNS :

The Devanahalli Road leading to Bengaluru International Airport will be named after Tipu Sultan, if the JD(S) is elected to power, said JD(S) leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in Bangalore, on Saturday.

At a programme organised to mark the Tipu Sultan Jayantotsava celebrations organised by his party, Kumaraswamy said he would draw up programmes and schemes for the welfare of the Muslim community. His party, he said, had reflected the “Tipu era” during its rule in the State.

Kumaraswamy also attacked his bete noir B S Yeddyurappa for his sudden affinity towards the Muslim community.


“During the coalition rule, when Yeddyurappa was the finance minister, he had taken strong objection to the proposal to set aside Rs 120 crore as Muslim Welfare Fund.

Volte-face

He had stated that he was answerable to the RSS. Today, he is inviting Muslims into his party. Why the sudden concern towards the community, at this juncture,” he questioned.

JD(S) MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan demanded that the international airport be named after Tipu Sultan and the Congress party had not taken the proposal of the Muslims seriously. He said senior Congress leader S M Krishna had, instead, been pressurising the Centre to name the airport after Kempe Gowda.

Kumaraswamy, however, clarified that the issue of naming the international airport rested with the Centre, and the State had no authority over the matter.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
An anti-government protester with her face painted in the colors of Venezuela's flag with the...

An anti-government protester with her face painted in the colors of Venezuela's flag with the...

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship 'Sewol' which sank, during their rescue...

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship 'Sewol' which sank, during their rescue...

A masked penitent takes part in the procession of the 'Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy...

A masked penitent takes part in the procession of the 'Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy...

Printer Jose Lomeli holds newspaper printing plates for the first copies of the inaugural Los...

Printer Jose Lomeli holds newspaper printing plates for the first copies of the inaugural Los...

A city worker helps clear away debris caused by recent earthquakes in Nagarote, Nicaragua...

A city worker helps clear away debris caused by recent earthquakes in Nagarote, Nicaragua...

A search worker uses a dog to help look through a pile of debris, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at...

A search worker uses a dog to help look through a pile of debris, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at...

Catherine (L), Duchess of Cambridge, waves to residents as she walks with local official Miranda...

Catherine (L), Duchess of Cambridge, waves to residents as she walks with local official Miranda...

A green sea turtle lies inside a container after being treated for injuries at the University at...

A green sea turtle lies inside a container after being treated for injuries at the University at...

A three-month-old Bengal white tiger cub is seen inside its enclosure at the Buenos Aires' Zoo...

A three-month-old Bengal white tiger cub is seen inside its enclosure at the Buenos Aires' Zoo...

An Alfa Romeo 4C is pictured at a media event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the...

An Alfa Romeo 4C is pictured at a media event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523