Why should we document Tipu's history? asks BJP MP

Why should we document Tipu's history? asks BJP MP

Shobha Karandlaje

A fresh controversy arose over Tipu Sultan after BJP MLA Appachu Ranjan had written to the government seeking the removal of lessons on Tipu in school and college textbooks.

Shobha Karandlaje, a BJP MP from Udupi-Chikmagalur said, " Why should we document Tipu's history? He has betrayed Mysore Maharajas who gave first hydropower to India and gave us Kannambadi dam."

Also Read: Govt may drop Tipu from textbooks: CM Yediyurappa

Many BJP leaders including B S Yediyurappa are against the Tipu Jayanti celebrations and want the removal of lessons on Tipu Sultan in school and college textbooks.

KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao told reporters: “Only an ignorant person can talk like this. We can discuss in favour or against Tipu Sultan. But saying that all references will be removed from textbooks, indicates that a person has not studied history. I am disappointed that the CM spoke like this. Is Yediyurappa a historian?” 

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