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Congress is party of hypocrites, says Javadekar on Tipu Jayanthi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hitting out at the for celebrating the birth anniversary of ruler Tipu Sultan, the BJP today dubbed it as a "party of hypocrites".

here said, "While talks of love and brotherhood, his disciples celebrate Tipu Jayanthi. killed Hindus and Christians and destroyed temples and churches."

He said the Congress' nature was to say something but do something else.

"How can they explain this hypocrisy? This is the true nature of Congress," he said.

He pointed out that the previous government led by began celebrating the birth anniversary of controversial 18th century kingdom ruler on November 10 every year since 2015 amid stiff opposition from the BJP.

Protests by BJP and right-wing outfits broke out in several parts of on Saturday against 'Tipu Jayanthi' celebrations, which were held amid tight security, while H D Kumaraswamy and his deputy were unable to attend the main event.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 22:25 IST