Mysuru : Kannada Chaluvali leader Vatal Nagaraj has demanded that a statue of Tipu Sultan be installed in the Parliament premises in Delhi, in view of the controversies created out over observing his jayanti celebrations in the state.
Staging a protest against the state government by sleeping on a mat outside Railway Station, Nagaraj, on Thursday said that he was the one who had first suggested to the state government to observe Tipu Jayanthi.
“Tipu was a lad from Devanahalli near Bengaluru who grew up to be one of the most heroic heroes that the country had seen. I welcome the Government’s move to celebrate his birth anniversary,” he said.
Attacking the MPs from the state with regard to their failure to pressurise the central government to implement Kalasa-Banduri and Mekedatu projects, Nagaraj said that so far the MPs have not even staged a single stir demanding projects that can do good to the people.
Meanwhile, he alleged that the state government, which is busy preparing for the upcoming polls has not responded to the aspirations and demands of the people.
He warned the state government of holding protests even if minor changes are made to the state flag.