BENGALURU: The BJP is set for a showdown with the Siddaramaiah government over the state-sponsored celebration of Tipu Jayanti by observing it as a Black Day. Party state president B S Yeddyurappa is exhorting party workers to hit the streets all over the state waving black flags.
Leading a protest in the city, Yeddyurappa called upon party workers to observe November 10 as Black Day Addressing the protesters, he said, “Court arrest as part of the ‘jail bharo’ agitation.” Expressing concern over the killing of RSS workers in the state, Yeddyurappa demanded an NIA probe into the killings. He also said that he will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday to apprise him about the “deteriorating law and order situation in the state”.
Meanwhile, Home Minister G Parameshwara, who reviewed security arrangements for a peaceful celebration of Tipu Jayanti, has warned BJP leaders of stringent action if they indulge in any unlawful act during the protest against Tipu Jayanti.