BJP's attempt to polarise Vokkaliga votes by 'Tipu killers' narrative suffers setback

Bengaluru, Mar 21 (IANS): BJPs mission to capture south Karnataka, especially the Vokkaliga vote bank, by extending the claims of Hindu activists that erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan was killed by Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda, and not by the Britishers, have suffered a setback.

The Opposition Congress has successfully projected it as an attempt to insult the Vokkaliga community and the party has also reached out to the masses by claiming that Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda are 'fictional' characters introduced to the people for electoral gains.

Minister for Horticulture and film producer, Munirathna, has announced a movie titled ‘Nanje Gowda and Uri Gowda', the posters of which have also been released.

However, Vokkaliga seer Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji has now intervened in the matter and asked Munirathna to stall the project. He also slammed the attempts to project Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda as killers of Tipu Sultan. The statement by the seer has been praised by the progressive thinkers.

When asked about the setback in this matter, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday maintained that there is no question of setback.

"Victory will be achieved when the truth is established through research. Many historical facts are hidden in the country and in Karnataka as well. The whole world knows who all are behind this. They can't tolerate the truth," Bommai said.

BJP's national General Secretary C.T. Ravi said that D. Javare Gowda (late Kannada writer) had recorded in his book 'Suvarna Mandya' that these two characters are not fictional, but historical.

"They are asking for proof that Uri Gowda and Nanje Gowda killed Tipu Sultan. A research must be carried out in this regard," he said.

Ravi also said that the Vokkaliga seer will be given an explanation and shown the real picture.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar issued a warning that if the narrative that Nanje Gowda and Uri Gowda killed Tipu Sultan is pursued, he would launch an agitation being a member of the Vokkaliga community.







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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    BJP people should have at least selected better names which would appeal the masses. What is this Nanji & Uri.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Soon it will be in Indian History that Britishers left india, Knowing the fact that Narendra Damodardas Modi will take birth in India soon and hence they ran away from India and Mahatma Ghandi was not the reason.

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  • MHD, kundapura

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    i want to see seeti ravi's face.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    How could the BJP forget about Buzz Gowda? Buzz Gowda is one of the first men to land on the moon.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    BJP is simply and purposefully obsessed by fundamentalist rightwing Hindutva ideology to expand their influence throughout the country to make India dominated by Hinduism and authority. At this rate one day they may change Indias secular democratic constitution and may draft their own way of Saffron government. Before that country men must wake up and support opposition to stand firm against the communal dictators.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Karnataka the Pride of India, with excellent educational institutions in the area of medical, Engineering and academic fields, Banking and commercial hub, multi-cultural social living atmosphere, , well known for hospitality and social service by various communities with peaceful co-existence, has been torn apart by Gujju (RSS) for their benefit. They made divisions among communities by hating and injecting poison and partiality by religion and political upper hand. Legal and authorized police responsibilities have been bestowed to BD Hindu activists to suppress certain community.

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  • L.Bahrain, MANGALORE

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Dear Educated people in Mangalore, please this time give chance for congress lot of project pending in Mangalore what the promise before.

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    why the promise was not fulfilled during congress in power?

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  • kavi, vittal/dubai

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Tipu Sultan was a 200 years old story. Why this man is behind Tipu Sultan ? Let him talk developments and solving present problems and improvements, reduction in house tax, electricity bills, LPG, transport tickets (bus , train, auto ) foot path, family gardens in the cities and towns, improve govt schools building conditions, fix private school fees and compensation to private schools thereby helping them not to increase school fees etc. if any politician paying attention to these ?

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Pefectly matching imagination names He who always speaks NANJI is nanjegowda -CT RAVI He who always in URI is URI gowda -Ashwatha Narayan

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    completely unhinged chaps - these BJP ones. no scruples to cling on to power - they will even sell themselves.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Shamless chief minister was there any need to tell who killed tipu just for votes, .He should have asked votes for the good work his government did.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Ruling dispensation with no performance and corruption sticking no Getting desperate .. all wild stories .. but voters are not fools ..

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Nanji kaari bokka uri barpundu......

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Black money, acche din, swachha bharat abhiyaan, smart city and many more narratives by the BJP are to fool the public of the country. The BJP will also wash anyone's backside to come to power. Disgusting what the BJP's doing

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  • Anil, MP

    Wed, Mar 22 2023

    Cant understand from Where BJPeeeee brings this type of narratives.... Do they think people are fools???? Oh No..... People are fools.... I forget to mention Shit & Cow urine consuming Bhakts.... Who believe whatever BJPeeee says...

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  • Avren, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 22 2023


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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Mar 21 2023

    What's funny is BJP plants some stories. They try to project, they were ignored by congress, which wanted to glorify Muslim rulers, for appeasement. There are crazy frogs to believe such outlandish claims too. Haven't we all read about Onake Obavva, story from history in primary schooling. But, those crazy frogs say no such history is ever told or taught in schools by congress.

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  • TK, dubai

    Tue, Mar 21 2023

    Nehru is the prime suspect ...not any gowdas..

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Mar 21 2023

    Very soon these anpad gavar will re write Ramayan and Mahabarath where Babar and columbus name will be included.

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