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Tipu's portrait won’t be removed from Delhi Assembly

Tipus portrait won’t be removed  from Delhi Assembly

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 31: Amid BJP’s opposition to putting up of Tipu Sultan’s portrait in the Delhi Assembly, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Wednesday said it wouldn’t be removed “at any cost” and accused the party of creating controversies. “Won’t remove the portrait at any cost. (The) BJP always creates controversies,” Goel said during an official meeting here. On Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled the portraits of 70 persolities who played a vital role in tion-building and contributed to the country’s freedom struggle. These tiol heroes include freedom fighters Ashfaqulla Khan and Bhagat Singh, Birsa Munda, Rani Chenmma and Subhas Chandra Bose. The portraits are two-and-a-half-feet long and one-and-a-half-feet wide and carry a brief description of the persolity and their contribution to the country. These will be installed in Assembly galleries. Bharatiya Jata Party MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa took exception to Tipu Sultan’s picture on the Assembly premises and urged the Speaker to order its removal. The MLA alleged that Tipu Sultan was a “tyrant who forced four lakh Hindus and Christians to convert”. (IANS)

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