Ex-minister Eshwarappa files complaint after receiving threat letter over his Tipu Sultan remark

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Karnataka BJP MLA KS Eshwarappa (File Photo/ANI)

BENGALURU: Shivamogga BJP MLA K S Eshwarappa has filed a complaint with the police after receiving a threat letter saying that his tongue will be cut if he calls Tipu sultan “Muslim goonda” once again. The message was reportedly sent to his residence.

A heated row erupted in the state after the Independence Day banners in the state featured Tipu Sultan and Hindutva icon V D Savarkar. Eshwarappa said that he has never called all Muslims ‘goondas’ and he’s not scared of such threats.

Earlier on Tuesday, the senior BJP leader had accused minorities of sparking communal tension in Shivamogga. “I want to tell elders of the Muslim community, I’m not saying all Muslims are goondas. Elders of the Muslim community have made efforts for peace in the past. I want to tell them to advise the youngsters who are indulging in goondaism. If not, the government will act and they should be ready to face it,” he stated.

On August 16, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) found itself in the midst of a controversy by putting on display a painting of V D Savarkar at the Kempegowda Metro Station in Majestic.

The painting, hung next to the stairs of the west entrance of the station, has Chandrashekhar Azad and Udham Singh in the foreground with Savarkar on the top left corner. It had gone unnoticed for days.

However, as the row over Savarakar led to violence in Shivamogga, a passenger questioned the decision to celebrate a controversial person who allegedly evoked outrage. (ANI)

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