Amid criticism from Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde, President Kovind hails Tipu Sultan, in Karnataka Assembly
New Delhi, October 25: President Ramnath Kovind had Tipu Sultan on his birth Anniversary. He commented that Tipu had died a historic death fighting British. He was also pioneer in use of Mysore rockets in warfare, added President Kovind in Karnataka Assembly today.
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2017
Earlier, Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde has asked the Karnataka government to avoid him from the Tipu Jayanti celebrations. He called the erstwhile Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan a “brutal killer, wretched fanatic and mass rapist”.
“Conveyed (to) Karnataka government not to invite me to the shameful event of glorifying a person known as a brutal killer, wretched fanatic and mass rapist,” Hegde tweeted.