Tipu Sultan a symbol of communal harmony, says Rahul Gandhi

Bangalore: As Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi visits poll bound Karnataka coins the role played by Tipu Sultan and said the Muslim ruler stands as a symbol of communal harmony. As part of his statewide temple visit ahead of the assembly polls, the Congress president visited the Sringeri Sharadamba Peeta on Wednesday. There, in reply to a question on Tipu’s association with the Hindu mutt, he was impressed when told that the ruler had helped the temple during its hour of crisis.

Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Karnataka, visited Sharadamba temple in Sringeri Mutt today.

He also interacted with the students of the Rajiv Gandhi Sanskrit University in Sringeri Mutt.

Later in the day, he will be addressing public meetings in Chikkamagaluru and Hassan.

“Continuing our #JanaAashirwadaYatre, today I will be addressing public meetings in Chikkamagaluru and Hassan. I will also visit the Sringeri Mutt and the Rajiv Gandhi Sanskrit University,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted earlier in the day.

Ahead of the election in the 224-member assembly in Karnataka, the state has witnessed frequent visits by national leaders, from both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party.While the ruling Congress is trying to retain power in Karnataka, the BJP is eyeing to seize the southern state from it. Earlier, the Congress had dethroned the BJP in Karnataka in 2013.

Siasat Web Team