Delhi CM unveils ‘Tipu Sultan’ in assembly; BJP terms it controversial

Delhi Chief Minister unveiled the portrait of the 18th century ruler

Delhi CM unveils ‘Tipu Sultan’ in assembly; BJP terms it controversial

As Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled a portrait of yesteryears ruler Tipu Sultan at the Delhi assembly gallery, the politics kickstarted here too.

It need be mentioned that row over Tipu Sultan and what kind of ruler he was to his Hindus constituency has been centre of debate in the state of Karnataka.

Delhi Chief Minister unveiled the portrait of the 18th century ruler amongst 69 other eminent personalities including freedom fighters, revolutionaries and heroes. The unveiling came about on Republic Day.

The BJP took to register their opposition to this move and party legislator Om Prakash Sharma said that Delhi Assembly should refrain from putting up a portrait of any controversial personality.

Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel however downplayed the controversy and said that BJP is trying to play politics over the issue.

While various BJP leaders have described Tipu Sultan as “anti-hindu” and a “mass murderer”, the Congress believe he was a freedom fighter who took on the British and deserves to be counted among the great rulers of the country.

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