Congress minister named the ground in Mumbai after Tipu Sultan. There was a ruckus, BJP and VHP protested

Mumbai: Maharashtra cabinet minister and Congress leader Aslam Shaikh has decided to name a ground in Malad after Tipu Sultan. It is going to be inaugurated by the Minister on the occasion of Republic Day. However, even before the inauguration, this ground has come under controversy. BJP sitting in opposition has started opposing it. BJP spokesperson and MLA Ram Kadam slammed Aslam Sheikh, saying that the Chief Minister of the state Uddhav Thackeray was advising others on the issue of Hindutva. Now ministers in his own government are going to inaugurate a ground in Mumbai in the name of Tipu Sultan. Ram Kadam said that this is the same Tipu Sultan who killed not one but thousands of Hindus. The temples of Hindus have been demolished, they have been harassed. Will the Hindutva Chief Minister of Maharashtra tolerate the inauguration of a ground in his name in honor of such a person? That too on the land of Maharashtra.

VHP also protested
Vishwa Hindu Parishad has also opposed this move of the Maharashtra government. VHP spokesperson Sriraj Nair said that we oppose this move of Aslam Sheikh. If the Maharashtra government does not stay this decision, then we will oppose it legally. He said that there have been many great men across the country. This ground should also be named after any of them. Tipu Sultan has massacred Hindus. Therefore, the name of the ground should not be named after him.

Shivsena’s allegation
While speaking on this matter, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has raised questions on BJP. He said that in the year 2013, BJP had named a park in Govandi after Tipu Sultan. Now when another ground in Malad area of ​​Mumbai is being named after Tipu Sultan, the BJP is opposing it. This shows the hypocrisy of BJP.

Ban on Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary
Let us tell you that in the year 2019, the BJP government of Karnataka had banned the birth anniversary celebrations of Tipu Sultan, in this regard, on behalf of Chief Minister Yeddyurappa, the Kannada Culture Department had also issued a restraining order. During 2015 in the state, the Siddaramaiah government had decided to organize a program on Tipu Jayanti even after the opposition of BJP. However, later the Yeddyurappa government had said in its order that there has never been a tradition of celebrating Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary in the state. That’s why we have also decided not to celebrate it.

Who is Tipu Sultan?
Tipu Sultan has the title of Sher-e-Mysore. He was the son of Haider Ali, the famous warrior of Indian history. After the death of his father, Tipu Sultan took the command of Mysore in his hands. Tipu Sultan won his first war against the British at the age of eighteen. After this war on both sides, the Treaty of Bangalore was signed in 1784.

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