‘Chase away Tipu lovers, only those who chant Ram bhajans should be here’: Kateel
Koppal: Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel triggered yet another controversy on Wednesday when he asked people to chase away Tipu Sultan supporters “to the forest” as “only those who perform bhajans of Ram” should remain “in this land”.
Speaking at a rally at Yelburga in Koppal district, Kateel asked people to take a pledge and decide “whether you want the offspring of Tipu, Ram devotees or Anjaneya devotees in this land… Those who love Tipu should not remain in this land and only those who perform bhajans of Ram should”.
Kateel was referring to the 18th-century Mysore king for the second time this week, having earlier termed the upcoming Assembly elections as a fight between the ideologies of Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Savarkar and Tipu Sultan.
“We are devotees of Ram. We are devotees of Anjaneya… We are not the offspring of Tipu. Therefore, I ask the people of Yelburga whether you pray for Anjaneya or chant Tipu’s name,” he said.
When people responded saying Anjaneya, Kateel said, “In that case, won’t you chase away those performing bhajans of Tipu to the forest? Take a vow and decide whether you want the offspring of Tipu, or Ram devotees or Anjaneya devotees in this land… Those who love Tipu should not remain in this land and only those who perform bhajans of Ram should,” he said.
Video of the speech went viral on social media platforms. Less than a week ago, Kateel said at a public gathering in Shivamogga that the Assembly elections “will not be fought between the Congress and the BJP, but between the ideologies of Savarkar and Tipu”.
A * class politician who uses god for his promotions. comparing god to human being. un*** g**** fellow . He never will speak about development.
This is the result of electing such people as our leaders. For their political gain and to strengthen their post in the party, these leaders will stoop to any level. Voters should think that every citizen has the right to lead their life on earth and we all are God’s creation. It is not our fault to be born in any religion. But creating enmity among people in the name of religion should be stopped. People should react and boycott such leaders whose work in development is nil but playing cheap politics. I just hate such people who don’t have humanity.
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