Tipu Jayanti unlikely next year, says Muthalik

Tipu Jayanti unlikely next year, says Muthalik

Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik opined that Tipu Jayanti may be shelved next year.

Speaking to reporters here on Monday he said, “Looking at the callous attitude of the state government towards Tipu Jayanti this year, it is most unlikely that the Jayanti will be held next year.”

He further noted that the chief minister and the deputy chief minister kept themselves away from Tipu Jayanti.

It is good that the JD(S) and Congress leaders have learnt about Tipu Sultan, all due to the fights carried out by pro-Hindu organisations, he added.

During the first year of Tipu Jayanti, there were exaggerated celebrations. At a later stage, there was a public function. This year, the Jayanti was confined to a hall.

There will be no Tipu Jayanti from next year, Muthalik said.

‘Complete Ram Mandir’

He further urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulfil his promise by completing the construction of Ram Mandir. If he fails to do so, he may have to face the consequence in the next parliamentary elections, in the form of defeat, he warned.

Muthalik pointed out that the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was defeated after it failed to fulfil its promise on the construction of Ram Mandir. The current prime minister should take care not to repeat the same mistake, he added.

‘Enforce President’s rule’

Muthalik said that the Kerala government has failed to respect the religious sentiments of people in the wake of the Sabarimala issue.

The Kerala state government has hurt the devotees’ feelings by failing to submit an appeal in the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. President’s rule should be imposed in Kerala after dissolving the government, said Muthalik.

Paying his tribute to Union Minister Ananth Kumar, Muthalik remembered the minister’s contributions to the BJP and RSS. His demise may affect the party’s performance in the upcoming election, he added.

Sri Ram Sene leaders Ganesh and Ashok Rai were present in the press meet.

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