It is an undeniable fact that the Bharatiya Janata Party has always twisted history to condemn Muslim rulers and call their regime as black period while claiming that during the Ved’s era India knew the missile technology. No modern historian or scientist can support what is believed by the BJP leaders including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the contrary these Western research scholars and scientists have mocked at what they called absurd beliefs. The BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders contradict the Western ideas as far as the prehistoric days are concerned but when it comes to modern history they put their belief in British writers, many of whom distorted history to create hatred between Muslims and Hindus. Barring a few, many Indian authors reflected the truth in their history books. Among many Muslim kings, Aurangzeb and Tipu Sultan were chosen to twist the history about them and tarnish their image. There are authoritative historians even some of them English and also Hindus who said both of these rulers kept the cause of the people at heart and never discriminated on the basis of religion. Tipu Sultan was the first freedom fighter who fought against British forces to chase them away from India. There is popular folklore in Mysore which narrated its ruler’s virtues. Apart from this, it is the BJP’ basic stand to blemish Muslim history.
The people of Mysore are all praise for their past ruler and keeping these sentiments of masses, the Congress government in Karnataka started to celebrate Tipu Sultan’s Jayanti. The BJP has always opposed the fete but this year the party leaders got shriller. The union minister Anant Kumar Hedge was first who wrote a letter to the chief secretary of Karnataka government that his name be dropped from the list of invitees to the function. He levelled serious charges against the Mysore ruler alleging that he was a brutal killer and mass rapist. The outburst is totally baseless. Then many BJP leaders followed him. The Congress strongly refuted the charge and said the union minister should not have thrown the charges against the Mysore ruler. The Pradesh Congress Committee released an old picture that showed the former BJP CM Jagadish Shettar sported Tipu tarban. It also released the pictures of BJP leaders who participated in the Tipu Jayanti. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the BJP adopted double standards and the party leaders did not know the history. The former Chief Minister Yeddyurappa who is the state president of the BJP and also the party face for the CM post in coming elections participated in the Jayanti celebrations when he was the Karnataka Janta Paksha leader. It means the belief of the BJP leaders varies from time to time and party to party.
The Chief Minister said only to stick to protocol, the names of the BJP leaders were included in the invites. They may or may not attend, the government would go ahead with the official programmes. The BJP said it was an appeasement policy, but it is not the appeasement of Muslims. Instead it is the appeasement of the people of Mysore. It is the communal strategy of the BJP that provokes its leaders to oppose and cry foul against Taj Mahal and Muslim rulers Tipu Sultan, Aurangzeb and others.